Harvey’s Broiler has been a landmark on Firestone Blvd. in Downey, California since it opened in 1958. Built by Harvey Ortner and his wife Minnie, the restaurant was designed by famed “Googie” style architect Paul B Clayton. People soon came from all over the USA to experience Harvey’s. During it’s heyday, some 3,000 hot rodders and custom car enthusiasts would make the circuit from Grisinger's (now George's) drive-in, in Long Beach to Holly's (demolished after being featured in “Pulp Fiction”) in Hawthorne and on to the Wich Stand on Slauson and Overhill, ending in Downey at none other than the World Famous Harvey’s Broiler.

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THE GHOST CRUISE! fROM THE SPONSORS TO THE VOLUNTEERS AND EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO SHOW SUPPORT. YOU DID IT!!!! (SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST UPDATES!)

 

***UPDATE*** 7/18/2008***

THAT'S RIGHT- WE DID IT!

THANKS TO ALL WHO LENT A HAND, SPREAD THE WORD, AND KEPT THE FAITH!

It's official , the broiler is being rebuilt!!! Jim Louder, owner of the Bob's Big Boy franchise in Torrance has stepped up and is going to bring back our beloved Broiler. Sure it will be a Bob's, but as much of the old Harvey's that can be preserved or resurrected, will be, including the "Broiler" signage and the Fat Boy, which will be moved to the back of the building in the "Drive In" section. Yep, the Drive-in is coming back. How cool is that?!!

****GRAND OPENING DATE (MAY CHANGE ) JAN. 7TH, 2009 ****

Keep up with the latest at these links:

*The Jalopy Journal/H.A.M.B. post that started it off*

*The Press Telegram's Stellar Coverage of the Saga*

*The LA Conservancy page*

*Roadside Peak*

 

for more info contact: Adriene Biondo, Chairman, Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee

(818) 943-6621 or AdrieneBiondo@gmail.com