Iconic Goody Goody restaurant returning to Tampa’s Hyde Park

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Hyde Park Village is soon to be home to Goody Goody, the local, iconic hamburger restaurant.

Goody Goody was a central part of Tampa’s food scene beginning in 1925. It will be reinvented by Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant Group.

Photo: Facebook/Goody Goody Burgers
Photo: Facebook/Goody Goody Burgers

With two locations in Tampa, it was a casual concept with a social vibe. Richard Gonzmart frequented Goody Goody as a child and has been negotiating off and on for almost a decade with Michael Wheeler, who has owned the Goody Goody name since 1981, for the rights to the brand.

Original recipes will be offered including the “secret sauce,” burgers made with ground beef from the Strickland ranch, fresh-cut fries, and house-made ice cream and pies – even the well-known butterscotch pie.

Gonzmart also salvaged some original furniture and the famous sign, which he will incorporate into the Hyde Park location.

The original Goody Goody restaurants were drive-ins or drive-thrus but the Hyde Park site will be a fast casual concept with table service. Goody Goody will be located at 1601 W. Swann Ave. on the corner of Swann Avenue and South Dakota Avenue.

Photo: Facebook/Goody Goody Burgers
Photo: Facebook/Goody Goody Burgers

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