Claycord Online Museum – The 10 Gallon Card Club at A&W in Pleasant Hill

April 6, 2022 14:00 pm · 11 comments



This is a “10 Gallon Club” card, which was passed out at local A&W restaurants a long, long time ago.

This one was from the Pleasant Hill location at 1959 Contra Costa Blvd.

QUESTION: Does anybody remember this A&W?

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Randy April 6, 2022 at 2:16 PM

..yes, and their burgers weren’t bad then either

jprcards April 6, 2022 at 3:11 PM

I certainly remember A&W.

Gititogether April 6, 2022 at 3:48 PM

Little better than a frosty cold A&W root beer during a road side stop on a sizzling summer California road trip

Cyn April 6, 2022 at 8:47 PM

Very little. 🙂

TPC April 6, 2022 at 5:16 PM

My dad used to take us miniature golfing on Clayton Road followed by a yummy meal at A&W. Frosty mug of draft root beer and Mama Burger for me. The best.

Badge1104 April 7, 2022 at 7:35 AM

No wonder I was on a continual sugar buzz in those days! (I remember our family buying gallon jugs of the stuff)

Sam Malone April 7, 2022 at 8:34 AM

Those were the good ole days when you felt same going out and minding your own business.

FPN April 7, 2022 at 1:03 PM

Anybody else’s Dad make a big production out of the placement of the food tray on the window?

nytemuvr April 7, 2022 at 3:39 PM

@FPN….No big production from my Dad, “not going to put that tray on our the ’59 Bonneville, no way, no how”. Besides, we only lived a couple of blocks from the one on Market St., we were in the 10 gal. club when it came in waxed cardboard container like the one in the ad.

Dr Jellyfinger April 7, 2022 at 8:09 PM

WOW! nytemuvr… I am looking at a old black & white photo on my wall of Grandpa’s ’59 Bonneville… What a car!
Long and sleek with those big fins on the tail.
Grandpa knew it was a cool car too… he felt like a King when he cruised around .. I could feel the vibe.
Man I loved that car, but alas I was too young to drive when when dear old Grandpa passed away in 1970 and my cousin drove it away.

That car had the biggest trunk I ever saw.

nytemuvr April 7, 2022 at 11:14 PM

@Dr Jellyfinger….It was a great cruiser, the best road trips and vacations with my family for sure. The trunk was a 10 body-trunk easily.

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