Howard Johnson's Landmark: July 1965, page 2

Noted in Howard Johnson's Landmark was the June 3, 1965 opening of the Athens, Georgia Restaurant.

Area supervisors joined this sparkling crew of the day shift to open our new restaurant in ATHENS, GA. on June 3... Food Supervisor Edna Baker, Laura Chandler, Geraldine Wise, Robin Ayers, Paula Stanton, Shirley Goolsby, Vivian Taylor, Willie Jones, Dining Room Supervisor Tina Thornton, Charles Barnett, Hostess Louise Bynum, Dining Room Supervisor Ida Warren, Mitchell Jackson, Joan Thomas, Dorothy Church, Grace Waldrop, Jean Johnson, Food Supervisor Dorothy Hill and Manager Joseph Flynt.
Photographs June 2002: Bob Venditti
The Restaurant lost its place in the Orange Roofed empire in the early 1980s, but was handsomely converted into a Mexican themed eatery by the early 2000s. More recently it operated as Sr.Sol Mexican Restaurant 2.
Photograph 2002: Kevin Cannon
Photographs 2002: Phil Edwards
Photographs June 2002: Bob Venditti
Photographs November 1993: Bob Venditti
Complete with its A-frame Gate Lodge, Athens is the last original continuously operating outpost in Georgia of what had been an Orange Roofed empire of hospitality!
Photograph 2002: Phil Edwards

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