Westchester Throwback Thursday #TBT – When Ground Round Was on Central Ave.

In this week’s Westchester Throwback Thursday #TBT: When Ground Round Was on Central Avenue

The peanut shells crunching under your feet, the Charlie Chaplain and Betty Boop cartoons, and Bingo the Clown were all reasons you wanted to have your birthday party at Ground Round.
We fondly remember when Ground Round was on Central Avenue (there was one spot in the Hartsdale area and then there was one in Yonkers).
Thanks to the Facebook page Yonkers, NY and Westchester in Pictures not only do we get to reminisce with this awesome photo of the Yonkers location, but we get to read everyone’s heartwarming memories of Ground Round.
Click on the Facebook post above (or their page here) to read comments people made about Ground Round in Westchester and make sure leave memories in a comment too!
If you don’t remember Ground Round, it was an American restaurant geared toward families. It was started in 1969 by Howard Johnson and  played cartoons, had video games, a clown, let you throw peanut shells on the floor and allowed kids to pay their weight for their food.
This Ground Round commercial from 1986 is amazing:
A steak dinner for $3.99 … those were the days!
Lots of Ground Round’s have closed and changed ownership, but they do still have about 30 franchises open that cater to more of an adult crowd. They do not let you throw stuff on the floor.
Yonkers, NY and Westchester in Pictures has lots of awesome photos on their page that make a lot of people really happy to bring back some great memories.
Make sure you check them out and post some of your own nostalgic Westchester photos on their page to share with everyone!

Last week’s Westchester #TBT: That Time When Westchester Had a Trolley System [VIDEO]