“Gale Fogelsong brought it to Sidney,” Strasser said recently. “It was the first fast food restaurant in Shelby County.” It opened in October 1966 in the same location it enjoys today.
“Sometimes it’s based on holidays — even international holidays, like England’s Guy Fawkes Day. It’s always German in October for Oktoberfests and I always try to do a Cinco de Mayo,” he said. The world cuisine specials are offered on Wednesdays. That’s the day that bingo games are played in the restaurant, too.
“They did and I’ve been coming ever since,” he said. “One day, I said to Gary, ‘Have you ever thought about bingo?’” And the games began.
Welcome to Clancy’s
In 1965, the first Clancy’s opened in Nobelsville, Indiana. The Sidney, Ohio location opened in 1966, becoming the company’s second Clancy’s restaurant. Within 15 years, Clancy’s had 27 restaurants in 4 states; Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In the 70’s, the increasing growth of the larger national fast-food chains started affecting the company, and Clancy’s restaurants began closing. The Sidney Clancy’s location is the only one remaining.
Some of the former Clancy’s location include Nobelsville & Plainfield (IN), Bellefontaine, Urbana, Kenton, Marion, Shelby, Tipp City, Mansfield, Galion, Bellevue, Fremont, Norwalk, Orville, and Bucyrus (OH), Corbin & Middlesboro (KY), and Tazewill (TN)
Celebrate Clancy’s 50th
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