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Sambo's Birthplace

 
 
Sambo's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
1. Sambo's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  On this location - June 17, 1957 the first of Sambo's nationwide chain of family restaurants opened its doors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1774.
 
Location. 34° 24.593′ N, 119° 41.53′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on West Cabrillo Boulevard south of Castillo Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burton Mound (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building (about 500 feet away); Santa Barbara's First People (about 700 feet away); Burton’s Mound (about 800 feet away); Los Baños del Mar Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fly To-Day (approx. ¼ mile away); Bridge MP 36729 Santa Barbara Subdivision (approx. ¼ mile away); Private Railcar Spurs (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
Regarding Sambo's Birthplace. "The
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Santa Barbara restaurant continued business under the Sambo's name until 2020, when it was renamed to Chad's after its owner at the time, Chad Stevens." - Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .
1. The Troubling History of Sambo’s Pancake House. KCET entry, April 26, 2017 (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Chad’s restaurant returns: Former Sambo’s pays homage to family legacy. by Paul Gonzalez, Santa Barbara News-Press; July 16, 2020 (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Sam Battistone (1913 - 1992). Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.) 
 
Sambo's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
2. Sambo's Birthplace
Sambo's Menu Cover image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
3. Sambo's Menu Cover
"The former Sambo’s at 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. is now called Chad’s." image. Click for full size.
via Santa barbara News-Press, 2020
4. "The former Sambo’s at 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. is now called Chad’s."
Rafael Maldonato/News-Press
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   4. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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