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Aug 15, 2006 11:31 PM

Similar to Dairy Queen, but in LA - What is the Name of these Ice Cream Huts??

For the life of me, I can't think of the name.

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  1. Could it be Foster's Freeze? A lot of them are now attached to El Pollo Locos...


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    1. re: Dommy

      Yes!! I think it is Foster's Freeze. Thanks Dommy.

    2. Fosters' has been around a LONG time; check out the one on Fletcher Drive, near the on-ramp for the 2 Freeway, which I'm guessing dates to the late '50's,or early 60's. I just ate at one in Menlo Park, in the Bay Area, that I first ate at in 1961, in the original location and building....

      r gould-saltman

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      1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

        We are in Silver Lake and pass the Fletcher FF all the time. Are there any particular items you enjoy?

      2. Understand that this is a "just like I ate when I was 5" (literally) kind of nostalgia food, rather than the sort of appreciation you might have for the new Silverlake gelato place, or for Scoops, but the chocolate-dipped chocolate soft serve is the thing to get...

        r gould-saltman

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        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

          Ok, so we ventured to Foster's Freeze yesterday and tried a Mud Pie Twister, with coffee and oreos - Fabulous. And yes, while the new gelato place (NO line at Foster's!) and scoops are great, FF is now another local ice cream destination for us. Thanks you two.

        2. I'll be posting this over in the San Francisco board, too, but I just saw a local news story discussing developer plans to DEMOLISH my beloved Menlo Park FF for a condo project. ARGHHH! Time to have it declared a historic building, or something! (Hey, it's as good a "historic site" as the first McDonald's!)

          r gould-saltman

          1. Tastee Freez was a competitor to Foster's Freeze. When I was a kid in the 70s, we would go to the Downey Tastee Freez near the corner of Stewart and Gray Road and Paramount Blvd. I would always get the chocolate-dipped soft serve cone. Yum! Tastee Freez used to be all over the LA area but I guess they closed all their California stores. I looked up their website ( and it said there are no more locations in California although their corporate headquarters is in Newport Beach.

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            1. re: MarshRat

              If it is the ice cream that you are looking for, then Weinerschnizel is serving it in California


              They don't seem to have the dip though. Just the cone, sundaes, shakes and freezes.