Dutch Pantry in Florida:
Boca Raton Jacksonville St. Augustine Tampa
Clearwater Kissimmee St. Petersburg Titusville
Daytona Beach Ocala Sarasota Winter Haven
Locations listed are from various sources and represent an incomplete accounting.

Postcard circa 1970s: Kummerlowe Archive
Advertisement 8-1966: Courtesy of Robby Delius

Like many chains, Dutch Pantry leapfrogged from its home base in order to enter Florida's lucrative and ever-expanding market. The Sunshine State lured tourists from far and wide allowing chains not just the opportunity to provide familiar offerings to their regular but traveling patrons, but also created new customers and fostered expansion into new territory.

In addition to Dutch Pantry, Frisch's, Hot Shoppes, Howard Johnson's, Friendly's, and others tested the waters in Florida before expanding. And some chains had outlets in the sunny state simply because their owners wintered there!

Dutch Pantry entered Florida during the 1950s with its first locations operating in Clearwater, Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota.

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