Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, Speedy's Hamburgers
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Speedy hamburgers the place to go 1950's and 1960's. Cars, Girls, Guys & food (most were fast). Many came from miles around to run for pink slips (car titles/ownership) setting up a race at Speedy for a run a mile or so away.
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jim sadowski- February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Pontiac also a fast car circa 1960, But Chevi "King" was fastest on streets near Speedy's in Worcester. Don't get me wrong there were plenty of Ford and other cars that were, fast but "THE big Dog A 409's Chevy ruled Speedy Hamburger in the late 50's". Many a vet loosing to a BIG 409.
Joe Reidy- March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Where was this? Shrewsbury or Grafton St.?
jim sadowski- March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Hay Joe Reidy, Speedy's location is GPS 42.2671 -71.7837 or near 224 Shrewsbury Street. Place burned down in circa 1970. Now its a parking lot, gps and a google earth show the outline of "Speedy's building" on a parking lot.
Joe Pellegrino- October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow the good old days.Cruising Shewsbury St,Pulling into Speedy's across from Lawless Cadillac,Pontiac. Burgers & Fries.Burning rubber as you left.Wish we could bring it all back.
Frank Rinaldo- October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a lot of family from Worcester. Butchie Rinaldo and Tony Rinaldo were 2 of my cousins if any of you guys knew them. Speedy's was the hangout for Butchie, so I've been told.
Roger C.Elliott- November 14, 2011 - Report this comment
you missed the best thing.in the summer time the biggest baddest strawberry pie you could fined anywere.Yummmmmmm.
Marilyn Arvidson Hogan- June 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow....this sure brings back memories :) They had the BEST hamburgers called the "Speedy Burgers" that had a topping (called "grass") on top..It was on Shrewsbury St. across from Lawless Cadillac. I had a 55 Ford at the time...and used to meet friends there ... 1961 to 1963. I saw this link when I was checking out the page on the Worcester Tornado June 9th, 1953 ...
Dee- July 31, 2014 - Report this comment
The houses on the hill in the background look like 16 and 18 Chilmark Street. They are still there.
Julie Sherman Dumas- December 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Those were the days my friend.....
Carol- March 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Does anyone have the recipe for the grass on the top of the burger. It was chopped lettace in a creamy sauce. Would love to duplicate it at home.
Linda Anthony- August 29, 2016 - Report this comment
There use to be a drive in burger place on Mill Street along Coes Pond.. That street was called the Speedway then years ago. I think they had curb service to your car. neet place.. Was that a Speedy Burger...it was af the foot of the road to Worcester Airport.
Bob Amyot- November 03, 2016 - Report this comment
point of interest: prior to 290 going past college square, the brosnahan sq. on ramp did a 180 degree turn back toward Vernon St. and Worcester, from point a to point b 290 was marked off for the quarter mile this is where most of the guys I knew raced, it was very straight and wide, some friends as Gus Zidima, Gene Oneil, Bobby Ventresca,Tommy Moore, Skippy Roys= 409
Hank Dowgielewicz- August 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Skip Roy is my cousin. He bought Thur Chevy when he got out of the navy. He told me he couldn't keep it running at legal street speeds because of the full race cam. After he drove it for awhile he took the 409 out of it and put in a 283 so he could drive that sweet thing. He built a dragster using the 409. I didn't have much of a chance to pal around with him in the early 60's because my time was being consumed by Whoopie Tech. Sure miss those days though. Skip became one of Worcester' finest until he was shot by some scum bag. He's still living in Worcester. I'm in a little ranching area in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great to catch up on stuff about central Mass.
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