Flying J in Kansas City

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  1. bthomann

    bthomann Light Load Member

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    Anyone know if the Flying J in Kansas City was an original location, or if it was something else before? It doesn't have a sit-down restaurant, nor does it have the design of others, so I was curious. Thanks!
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    It's been a J since I started driving in the mid 90s, but I know what you are saying about it being different. Maybe could have been one of the Broadway Flying Js. There used to be several more of them then they have now. Maybe @navypoppop has some info.
     
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    If it's the one on front st that you are taking about its been a j since at least the late 80s and I think it did have a sit down restaurant up until about 1995 , which is about the time crime in that area got so bad I quit stopping there .
     
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    Thanks, Bzinger! Yeah, it's definitely in a sketchy area, that's for sure. Only reason I ask is that most of the Flyinf J's that were built after the company acquired Husky have the hip roofs and similar blond brick buildings, with a few variations depending on what concept they were going with. The Huskys of course, have their distinct A-frame architecture. But this one has atrium windows and an odd layout. Thanks for your information!
     
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    Yeah, most of the Broadway locations were in the Pacific Northwest, with a few in Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas. But I'll see if Navypoppop knows. If I remember right, he only ran east of the Mississippi, though.
     
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    The one in Williams, Ia was a Broadway J at one time so they did come farther east. @JolliRoger has been around a while. He might know
     
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    You are right and what a dump that place was ....trumps restaurant was great tho .
     
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    Yep. At one time there were two really good restaurants at that exit. The one at the J and the one across the freeway at Boondocks.
     
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    Wasn't Trump's an Amoco at one time?
     
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    Yes it was now that you mention it ....and let's not forget that nasty Broadway j at Hardin Mt on 90 .
     
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