Hayward, California: Doggie Diner Heads

Two cartoon dachshund heads in chef hats, remnants of Doggie Diner signs, are part of a cluster of roadside giants. On Sept. 21, 2016, one was restored to full pole-top rotation.

Bell Plastics

Address:
2020 National Ave., Hayward, CA
Directions:
I-880/Nimitz Fwy exit 28. Drive west on Winton Ave. for one mile. At the stoplight, turn left onto Clawiter Rd, then make first right onto National Ave. Drive a quarter-mile, look left.
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Doggie Diner head.

Doggie Diner Head

The Doggie Diner Head is now on the ground between the two Muffler Men.

[CS, 01/10/2016]

Movement unsurprising, since the Bell Plastics lot is increasingly crowded. At times there are two Doggie Diner Heads; currently the second one might be making appearances elsewhere. The statue cluster guarantees there's always something to see, though!

Doggie Diner Head.

Doggie Diner Head

New addition to Bruce Kennedy's ever-expanding roadside giants collection: a Doggie Diner head. Bruce let us know he'd acquired this from a gentleman in a town south of Sacramento, where it had been in storage for years. Currently displayed in Bruce's commercial property in Hayward, behind two muffler men and on top of a storage shed.

The goofy 7-ft. tall dachshund in the chef's hat and bow tie was mascot of a hot dog and burger chain that operated in the San Francisco bay area from 1948-1986.

Bruce also obtained the rotation motor -- Doggie Diner heads would rotate 360 degrees.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/23/2015]

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