Harvey’s Hamburgers was located on the 1500 block of Lancaster Ave in Shillington, where Friendly’s parking lot now is. I could find no additional information about when this place opened or closed, so if you know, please leave a comment.
Way before all the well known “Icons’ in the hamburger business like “MacDonalds”, “Burger King”, and others came to Berks County, many locally owned fast food establishments were here for years. Places like “Carrol’s” and “Schell’s” on the Fifth Street Highway, and “King’s” on the Philly pike to name a few. Located on the site of the present “Friendly’s Restaurant’s parking lot on Lancaster Avenue was another long time favorite. There is no way you could miss the big “HARVEY’S HAMBURGERS” sign and if you were smart you would not either miss a chance to stop there for a delicious “burger”. At 15 cents apiece it was hard for anyone including yours truly, to eat only one alone. Those were the so-called “Good Old Days”. L.S.