Internet image circa 1970s posted by Paul Austin Orleman
Philadelphia-Villanova, Pa. -- 797 West Lancaster Ave.
The Villanova Restaurant opened in about 1961 and was a classic Nims-type. The Restaurant remained a HoJo's until the Company's demise in 1985 (like about 150 others it may have lingered on a while longer into the late 1980s under Marriott's ownership). The Restaurant was eventually converted into the popular blue roofed Villanova Diner, but was closed and subsequently demolished by the middle 2000s.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 -- 7475 McKnight Rd.
Another classic circa 1961 Nim-stype, Pittsburgh's McKnight Road HoJo's was a popular location for many years. The busy Restaurant lasted until Howard Johnson's demise in 1985 and may have been operated a while longer as a HoJo's while owned by Marriott. Its address is now occupied by Baierl Kia.

Right: Conceived of in 1985 by David Hines, Stephanie McLeod, and Jim Kiser too late to save Howard Johnson's, Cone-struc-tion was nevertheless a clever idea which successfully boosted sales in the 20 locations where it was introduced!
Warrendale North Hills News Record: 9-27-85

Photographs courtesy of Phil Edwards
Pittsburgh-Scott Township. Pa.
 -- Greentree Road
Opened in about 1966, the stand-alone Restaurant in Scott Township may have been on an out-parcel of the Greentree Shopping Plaza. Phil discovered the Plaza's Trapezoid sign in the general area where the Restaurant might have been sited.