Springfield, Missouri: Red's Giant Hamburg Sign

The "Giant Hamburg" sign is a replica of one that stood outside a Route 66 restaurant that some believe was the world's first drive-thru.

Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park

W. College St., Springfield, MO
Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park. West side of the city. I-44 exit 77. Drive south on Hwy 13/Kansas Expy for three miles. You'll pass under a narrow overpass, and at the next stoplight turn left onto College St./Route 66. Drive two blocks. You'll see the sign ahead, on the left.
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Red's Giant Hamburg Sign

Replica sign of the Route 66 restaurant thought to be the world's first drive-thru; the place was bulldozed in the 1990s. Owner Sheldon "Red" Chaney misjudged the sign's height, so the lettering for "hamburger" became "hamburg."

[Jody High, 07/26/2016]

This is the first of several planned retro-attractions for Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, which eventually hopes to include a replica gas station, motor court, and a Birthplace sculpture with the Route 66 logo emerging from the earth.

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