By Jennifer Richardson

I remember going to Howard Johnson’s restaurant when I was a child. My grandparents would take me to one when we were visiting them in Massachusetts. There was something magical to me about the place. The color, design, midcentury modern style made my heart beat faster.

Recently, when binge-watching Mad Men on Netflix, the characters stopped at a Howard Johnson’s restaurant. Memories flooded my mind and I longed for a visit.

I wonder if there is an old-school Howard Johnson’s left. If there is, I foresee a road trip in my future!