In 1943, Jack Twohey opened his first Twoheys, a 37-seat restaurant on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, CA. Twoheys quickly became known for serving up the finest hamburgers, onion rings and hand-dipped fountain specialties in the San Gabriel Valley.
Soon after, the Little Stink-o logo with the clothespin and tear was trademarked after a woman exclaimed, "Oh stinko!" when a gentleman seated next to her was served a hamburger generously garnished with pickles and onions.
In 1955, Twoheys relocated to the corner of Huntington Dr and Atlantic Blvd in Alhambra, CA. This new diner and carhop style restaurant became a popular destination for both old and young alike. In 1977, the Twohey's family renovated the diner and carhop and built a cutting-edge, modern 180-seat restaurant in the same location.
Over the next 40 years, the interior was updated a number of times, the menu expanded, and the ownership passed on to a local Pasadena family... but Twoheys continued to bring back generations of loyal customers.
Now after 75 years, Twoheys is relocating again... to South Pasadena, CA. The new Twoheys will pay tribute to all that was iconic... a counter, soda fountain and the Stink-o burger and will now include a full bar, two outdoor patios and a private dining room.
We wish to thank all our loyal customers for supporting us as we make this long overdue move and we look forward to continue making memories for the next 75 years at 424 Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena.
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