Wishing For a
"Lucky Wishbone" Lunch
by Mary Jane Dougherty
Wishing for the-one-of-a-kind taste of a Lucky Wishbone hamburger, fries, and soda for lunch. But it's a long way from California.
The Lucky Wishbone opened in 1955. It's close to Alaska Sales and Service on 5th Avenue and Karluk street. They have a drive-thru for your to-go orders. Furthermore, as you enter the Lucky Wishbone, a big friendly hello is shouted out to you and a neat thing is you're able to purchase a Lucky Wishbone t-shirt or sweatshirt that they sell to their customers
Waitresses are ready to take your order, and by the way, they serve it up fast.
It's still a favorite place for Anchorage residents to go and have a great meal.
When I was a sophomore and my brother Norman was a senior at East High School, we drove down in our 1968 Camaro and had a wonderful after school “snack”. Hamburger, fries and a soda.
Norman and I would talk up a storm and enjoy our snack before going home for dinner.
Later on, another fun memory was when my husband Mike and I would bring our daughter Nikki and son Chris to The Lucky Wishbone on Saturday after the movies.
Nikki and Chris would order the children's burger. And one of the things they liked best was sitting at their table.
Mike's favorite was a cheeseburger basket with fries, soda and an incredible strawberry shortcake for dessert. Mine was always the same. Hamburger, fries and soda.
Those were memory-making days for me and Anchorage's Lucky Wishbone will always have a special place in my heart…
Say… I wonder if Mike's hungry for a hamburger lunch now? I know I am!