Kathe Jewett, 68, a waitress at Howard Johnson’s in Bangor, Maine since it opened in 1966, spoke to customers Brenda Astbury, left, Christopher Leek and Kelly Gill. One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close Sept. 6, taking with it the fried clam strips, ice cream and a slice of roadside Americana.
Kathe Jewett, 68, a waitress at Howard Johnson’s in Bangor, Maine since it opened in 1966, spoke to customers Brenda Astbury, left, Christopher Leek and Kelly Gill. One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close Sept. 6, taking with it the fried clam strips, ice cream and a slice of roadside Americana. David Sharp AP
Kathe Jewett, 68, a waitress at Howard Johnson’s in Bangor, Maine since it opened in 1966, spoke to customers Brenda Astbury, left, Christopher Leek and Kelly Gill. One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close Sept. 6, taking with it the fried clam strips, ice cream and a slice of roadside Americana. David Sharp AP

Howard Johnson’s restaurant to close, leaving only one more

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