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Red Barn Restaurants
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Pete Lefebvre    Posted 08-03-2002 at 15:11:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone recall the Red Barn restaurant chain. They all were shaped like a barn, painted red with white trim. They had the best fried chicken. Sure would like to find that secret recipe!

Bob    Posted 12-27-2003 at 16:16:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My dad, Bob Worrel, was a manager in the Boardman, Ohio Red Barn until they closed it. We have several items from that time. We have the 3 stuffed characters, Hamberger Hungry, Chicken Hungry and Fish Hungry. They are like new. We just recently ran across them during our last move.

Bob Jr

tom    Posted 06-29-2008 at 07:29:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
See, they have the chicken recipe, or, on another related RedBarn web site I have been to. I had worked at 3 RedBarns in Maryland from 1972-75. You'll see in the posted recipe about washing the chicken in a lemon juice mixture, that came about at a later time. We didn't use that at 1st. There are also pictures posted from old RedBarn stores that have been converted to other types of businesses, too, on that web site.

Carrie    Posted 12-02-2003 at 18:20:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone remember the Christmas record Red Barn restaurants were either selling or giving away? It had both instrumental and chorale songs. It was called "Red Barn Christmas" and was by someone named George Garabadian and his orchestra and chorale group. Some of the songs were Away in the Manger, Good King Wenceslaus, Happy Holidays. I have a tape of it but would love to have the original LP to make a cd of it. Please e-mail me if anyone has it. Thanks!

jamo    Posted 08-04-2002 at 06:15:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember them well. That was the place we always went after high school games and the like.

Rich    Posted 12-07-2003 at 19:45:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Barb    Posted 06-30-2003 at 11:39:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I, too, remember them well in the Cleveland, OH area. I miss their fish! It was absolutely the best. If another chain bought them (and the fish!) out, I'd sure like to find out who it was.

Albert Tong    Posted 07-25-2003 at 23:20:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I remember the Red Barn Restaurants from Alliance,
Ohio in 1970-71. I really miss the Big Barney

Any idea if the chain still exists?

Drop me a note if you know whether the Red Barn is still around or if it has gone under.

Thanks, Bert- Jupiter, FL

Andy    Posted 09-12-2003 at 11:33:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Unfortunately, the Red Barn chain did go under.

I remember eating there growing up in Ashtabula, Ohio.

I now live in Cincinnati, and the building from one of the old Red Barn restaurants is still standing, but it is now the "Wishing Well Laundromat".

D Bartley    Posted 07-02-2004 at 15:07:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I worked for this chain from 1974 to 1980 and I managed 3 different units in Louisville Ky . They originally were operated by Servomation Corp out of Greenwich Conn . They were sold to the Motel 6 corp along with Servomation in 1978 or 1979 . This was the beginning of the End for a good Fast food chain .

Jake    Posted 09-17-2003 at 07:55:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As a little kid, I lived in Cleveland Heights, OH for awhile. Anyone remember a Red Barn located in that area? I''d kinda like to pinpoint where it was.

G    Posted 05-11-2004 at 06:10:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes I remember that Red Barn! I worked there for quite a few years. It was located on Mayfield Rd by Green Rd. A Taco Bell is now located on the land. Origionally there was a International House of Pancake across the street from the Red Barn. I still have the origional striped glasses they used as a promo and the origional Coke glass they gave out.

gord    Posted 11-26-2003 at 10:20:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
the red barns motto was come to the red barn yum yum. they had the big barney the barn buster and fried chicken that came in a box the shape of a barn

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