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Andyburger …

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This Andyburger shop looks as if it might have been located down Wright Street, next to where the Skipper’s building is / was located.  It would now have been located where the parking lot for Pensacola Photo Supply is located on Wright Street.  This photo is from the 1950’s, but as usual, that is just a guess on my part.   You can read ” Sunbeam Bread ” on the door handle if you look close.  These internet photos never can show all the detail that is in these images, so you can not really appreciate these images unless you look at the negatives / prints.  At some point I would like to have a show somewhere and have 50 or so prints exhibited …stay tuned for that.  Next, is one m0re Andyburger image …

This building, to me, looks like the old Marcello’s Restaurant on Navy Blvd.  I have no idea where it is located and that is just a guess on my part.  If anybody remembers this building or anything on Andyburger, please let us hear from you.  I am interested in learning if this was the old Marcello’s front … it was our all time favorite Pensacola restaurant and we were really sad to see it close.

One more thing, I have been very busy lately and have not been posting very much, but I am not giving up on this blog … I have too much more to put out for everyone to see.  I figure that I have enough photos that I can go for at least 8 or 9 years before I have to repeat anything.  The only thing that takes me so long is getting them worked-up in Photoshop.  So please check back periodically and thanks for all of your comments … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

July 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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  1. My Mom (known possibly as Millie or Jody, which was her nickname) was a waitress and then the manager in the early 50’s at the White Hut restaurant in the second photo. I vaguely recall her telling me that the Andyburger was named after a regular patron that would request bacon on his burger. She referred to the owner as “Judge Frye” and that he was a wonderful person to work for. She met my Dad there when he was stationed at NAS and he used to write love notes to her on the restaurant napkins. They married in 1957, had me in 1958. My Dad, a Staff Sergeant in the Marines, was always proud that my Mom chose him over the Blue Angel pilot that was courting her at the White Hut restaurant too! Thank you so much for posting this photo. By the way, your Dad was my wedding photographer (in 1980). Jody Ellis

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    jodyellis

    September 7, 2014 at 12:44 am

    • Thanks for sharing that story Jody … That is what I like to hear and would like to get people to share with us on this blog. Since most of these images were before my time or was on a side of town that I seldom ever went, it is nice when readers will share their own personal memories. About your wedding, what was your maiden name and the date that you got married. I still have all of our Day-Timer books for the years going back to 1948 … I might be missing a year or two from the 1950’s. Thanks for taking the time to write and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      September 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

      • Hi Frank! Maiden name is CENAC. Married Sept 5, 1980 to Andrew Michael Ellis. WOW, let me know if you come across anything on our wedding.

        I was very happy to see the photo of the White Hut. I had completely forgotten about the Andyburger until seeing it printed on the building in the photo. My husband and I recently moved back to the Pensacola area after living away for 30 years! So good to be back home! My family lived in Warrington until 1968 and then relocated to the north side of town near PJC. Thank you! …. Jody Ellis

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        jodyellis

        September 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      • When I run across may day books, I will look up the date and let you know. Most all of the negatives from that period were destroyed by Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Dennis the year following. We lost our house and barn with Ivan and most of these negatives were stored in a room I used as a studio in the barn. All of the negatives that I put up on this blog were stored at my parent’s house in Cordova Park and there was no damage at their house. I did have a few boxes that survived, but the name does not ring a bell at the moment. But I will check and please check back. Thanks … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        September 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

  2. I grew up during the 50’s and 60’s on Silvershore Drive at the end of Interbay and was recently telling friends about the White Hut and the great burgers. Thanks for sharing the pictures they bring back some great memories .

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    Mike Adkins

    September 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

  3. This pic is the White Hut, just outside the front gate of NAS. It’s on Navy Blvd., just north of Marchello’s. Great fried oyster sandwiches!! Many memories, thank you

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    Patty Buterbaugh

    August 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    • Patty … That you for commenting. I have had a lot of people commenting about the AndyBurger post and how good the food was. It kind of has me wondering who owned the business. I doubt that it was a chain, but you never know. Whatever, all posts have been about how good the food was and how much they miss the place. Please check back and thanks for taking the time to let us hear from you … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  4. Mr Hardy…thanks for sharing your dad’s photographs. They are a wonderful depiction of Pensacola! The White Hut shown in the second picture is located just north of Marchello’s on the corner of Interbay Ave. and Navy Blvd. The building is still there but I believe it is now a tattoo parlor. I remember as a child eating some really great burgers from there. I am not sure where the “Andyburger” name came from but the burgers were great! Keep up the good work!

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    Scott Hatten

    August 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

    • Scott … Thanks for the comment. After all of the things that people have said about Andyburger, I am sorry that I never had one! Thanks for commenting … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      • Mr. Hardy, this is infact the WhiteHut located at the intersection of Interbay and Navy Blv’d. I grew up two blocks over at Second and Interbay. The house behind the cafe belonged to Bill Frye, Florida Attorney General. Traveling south on Navy Blv’d was Marcello’s, then you crossed over the Naval Air Station bridge. Great memories! Dr. Andy McGovern

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        Dr. Andrew McGovern

        August 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      • Thanks for the comment Dr. McGovern … that is interesting about the people that lived around the area around Marcello’s. I can remember a McGovern that taught out at UWF when I was out there in the 70’s … I graduated from UWF in 77 and I was in almost every program they had out there except education and math. Marketing, Accounting, Finance, History, English … I finally got a degree in Communications and Dr. Gregory was my adviser. Thanks again for taking the time to write and share this with us … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        August 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  5. I don’t think that is the location of the Pizza House as it was known before Marchello’s because it had a big oak tree on the side of the building and the parking didn’t look like that of the picture. It was the last building on the east side of the street before the bridge to the base.. I was under the impression that the White Hut was located on Navy Blvd. in the late 50’s .

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    Jane Horne Sanchez

    August 20, 2012 at 2:46 am

    • Thanks for the comment Jane … I know you have seen the photo of Frank and the Bourbon Street Six in an earlier post. Thanks for the comment … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  6. I grew up in Warrington and remember this very well. It was the White Hut Drive In and it was on the corner of Navy Blvd. and Interbay Ave. It was not part of Marcello’s.

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    R B Custer

    August 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

  7. I think The White Hut was just before the bridge at the main gate of NAS

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    Murris Graham, Jr

    August 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    • That is correct … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

  8. I eat here as a child.. It was on a corner, I believe either north side of marcellos, but I don’t think it was the same bldg. I loved the burgers.

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    Tina S. James

    August 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

  9. The white building with the sign “White Hut” is located next to Marcello’s at the corner of Interbay Ave. and Navy Blvd. The building is still there and I believe it is now a tattoo parlor. I remember eating some great burgers as a kid from the White Hut. I grew up in Navy Point and have fond memories of Marcello’s and the White Hut. Thanks for sharing your dad’s pictures!

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    Scott Hatten

    August 19, 2012 at 3:21 am

    • Thanks Scott … it is nice hearing from you … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm


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