licensed location, Branford was among the first group of Howard
Johnson's Restaurants in Connecticut. Probably opened in 1937, by
the late 1940s its owner was John S. Saxton. Later the Restaurant
became a part of the Carter
family mini-HoJo's empire.
unit remained a HoJo's until 1985 when it was converted into a Ground
Round. In the early 2000s George
Carter sold or leased the building and it became the Cookhouse