Rax, anyone?

Does anyone remember a fast-food-type restaurant named Rax that used to be on Route 30 near George Street, I think where the McDonald’s was before it moved across the street?

(Wow, how’s that for a lot of used-to-bes in one sentence?)

Anyway, my mom used to take me to Rax all the time. But not only have I never heard of or seen another Rax, no one I talk to around here remembers this one.

With the wonders of the Internet, I did find this Wikipedia entry on Rax, which seems to indicate the chain met with rather sad circumstances. On the bright side, however, when I leave next week for a two-week vacation driving across the country, I might be able to hit one in the midwest.

Anyone else remember Rax?

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4 Responses to Rax, anyone?

  1. Charles says:

    I use to work at the Rax in the salad bar. I remember going up to Hershey for a Corporate mtg. Sadly it went kaput and I moved on.

  2. hafer says:

    There was a nice Rax in Williamsport, PA. with a great atmosphere. I also visited one on Cape Cod.

  3. Caroline says:

    I remember Rax somewhere on Queen Street maybe? I feel like it was where the Blockbuster was, which is now Little Ceaser’s.
    But I am only 23, so my memory is a little foggy.

  4. Scott C. says:

    The Rax on Queen Street is now a Taco Bell. The former Blockbuster, which recently became a Little Caesar’s, was a Western Sizzlin. I always liked going to Rax when I was little. My grandparents lived in the nearby Town & Country apartments, where my grandpa was in charge of maintenance.

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