Then and Now: Chubbyville

Chubbyville opened at 1008 S. Burlington Ave. in 1970.

THEN: In the 1960s, cruising up and down Burlington Avenue, visiting favorite drive-in restaurants and hanging out with friends were the big activities on a Friday or Saturday night for high school students.

At the south end of Burlington Avenue, just two blocks north of U.S. Highway 6, there was one of those such restaurant hot spots.

NOW: Fifty years later, the property at 1008 S. Burlington Ave. is home to El Puerto, a Mexican-style restaurant.
For many years, though, people knew the property as the home of Godfather's Pizza before it moved to a storefront in Burlington Express at 1414 N. Burlington Ave.

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