Faculty, Staff Reminisce about Junior’s

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In the week since Junior’s closed its doors, here are some of the memories that Tech employees have shared:  

I still remember one time I was on campus during the summer and tried to go to Junior’s after their summer hours were over. Tommy saw me at the door, let me in, and served me after they were closed.  
James Hoadley, College of Management

On the day I asked my wife to marry me, I got Junior’s Grill to go, and we ate on the top of Brittain Tower. After finishing our tenders baskets, we walked over to Tech Tower, climbed up behind the neon letters, and I popped the question. I’m glad that Tommy and crew were part of that special day for Lauren Weatherly McDow and me!
Randy McDow, President’s Scholarship Program

Tommy and Anne both knew what food I liked, so they’d call and let me know when my favorites showed up on the menu. I’d get back from a morning meeting and there would be a message saying something like, “Sandi, we’ve got buttered spinach today!” 
Sandi Bramblett, Institutional Research & Planning

When I was an architecture student, we’d been working all night on our projects. When it was clear there was no way we were going to finish before class, we hiked over to Junior’s. I never had ordered the French toast before and couldn’t believe the amount of sugar, syrup and whatever else passed for sweetener that was piled on there. We went to jury with our projects unfinished but full. As an employee, I ordered anything with bacon on it — and they didn’t skimp on the bacon.
Robert Nesmith, Georgia Tech Research Institute

All I know is that they served the BEST BLT’s in the entire world. When I walked in Tommy would always ask, “The usual?” Wonderful weight-gain memories.
Sandra Golden-Baylis, Controller’s Office/Accounting Services

No more Junior’s? How am I to survive without a regular dose of “meat and 3” or a “dress 2 cheese side?” 
Scott Bryant, College of Management

Countless relationships were forged, fostered, and ultimately flourished while sipping sweet tea in a booth in “my other office.” Nine years ago, before Junior’s started staying open in the evenings, I was picked up in the Ramblin’ Wreck at the Student Center and driven to Junior’s for a surprise, after-hours, 50th birthday celebration — what a sweet memory!
Billiee Pendleton Parker, President’s Scholarship Program       



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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
  • Created: 04/29/2011
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  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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