Monday, March 28, 2011

Mr. Fooz Sub Shop


Mr. Fooz opened in the mid-70's about the same time that Gillies did. People that remember the place still talk about the sub sandwiches. The only two beers on tap were Heineken and Pabst Blue Ribbon, although more were in cans and bottles. There weren't nearly as many beer choices then as there are now. Mr. Fooz got it's name due to the popularity of the game foozball (or foosball) at the time. There were tables in back and they would often have tournaments. Plenty of pinball machines also lined the walls.


People that frequented Mr. Fooz in the 1970's and into the early 80's always remember Wednesday night happy hour. The place could get quite crowded and rockin' hard. It was great to be an employee because you could escape behind the bar !!


Mr. Fooz was located just to the left of what is now Moe's. The classic logo is still endearing and enduring .... the drunken (or stoned) turkey bird smoking a cigarette and clutching a Heineken.


9 comments:

  1. Open question to readers.....what was your fav FOOZ sub? Mine? Turkey made for me by this blog's author!!

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  2. I liked the turkey with cheese...

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  3. Oh... did they serve food there? lol

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  4. I liked their BBQ sandwich, especially after about a six pack!

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  5. I seem to recall a steak and cheese? Remember Fooz sub coupons?

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  6. Image of Fooz coupon at http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/trivia/foozcoupon_zps36c3a993.jpg

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  7. Gary - thanks for that link. Ray C still has some of those original coupons. The guy who signed yours we used to call Big Ben.

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  8. I liked the Italian, washed down with PBR at just $1.65 for large pitcher... (One could have a wild weekend on $10 back in those days...) There was this hippie who had a huge beard making the subs (they were the hot roasted style) from the orders zipped down to him on a clothespin on a string. In the back past the Foosball tables was a strange sign lit by a red light saying "watch your step on z ramp". I only later figured out that it was the sloping floor to the restrooms.

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  9. OMG I thought $2.65 for a pitcher of PBR was cheap when I was at Tech circa 1978-82. Very fond memories of Mr. Fooz. My roomies & buddies from Thomas Hall spent too much time there. The Bank of America ATM was right across the street. All too convenient! Occasionally we went to "Top of the Stairs", which was less memorable. In fact the only thing I recall about TotS was pitchers of Schlitz Dark, which was pretty darn good. Definitely better than PBR, but pricier too.

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