Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken

Among my many lame/bizarre interests is my fascination with obscure and forgotten restaurant chains. And of course, as we all know, I love all things Hanna-Barbera. So imagine my simultaneous joy and shame when I recently discovered that there was a chain of Yogi Bear Fried Chicken restaurants. The chain has been out-of-business for decades and I'm only now discovering that it even existed! I can go on and on about Yogi Bear attractions at theme parks, and I've stayed at at-least a dozen of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campgrounds across the country, but a fast food restaurant chain I knew nothing about. Now when it comes to fried chicken: I loves me some Bojangles and Church's but I gotta be honest with ya I'm craving some Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken right now...and I've never even had any! Ya gotta admit...the concept of Honey Fried Chicken sounds pretty tasty! Well...all hope is not lost!

Yes friends, this is a photograph of the one remaining, operating Yogi Bear's HFC. In the little town of Hartsville, South Carolina they are still serving up honey fried chicken inside little cardboard Picnic Baskets. Nice touch, eh? According to what I've read on the internets, there isn't much Yogi Bear themeing inside the joint besides a few posters, but still...just the thought of a Yogi Bear restaurant that I haven't been to has got me thinking about a little road trip. If I had discovered this place before I was a family man, I would have been in the car days ago. However, Mapquest says it only a 7 1/2 hour drive so all hope is not lost!


Ladytink_534 said...

My aunt lives in North Carolina so the next time I drive up to see her I'll make sure to stop there first! Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

Dateline: Wednesday, August 8 2007, 2:30am. Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken gutted by fire.
Details at 11:00.

I hope they rebuild. That establishment is an institution in our tiny little hamlet.

Anonymous said...

Details at 11:00
YBHFC holds ribbon cutting for reopening.
Come get some chicken!

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