Leslie’s Chicken Shack
Leslie’s originated in Waco, and that location seems to be famous for being the place where Billy Joe Shaver’s mom was a waitress. The first mention I find of Leslie’s in Dallas is 1939, when the Dallas Morning News mentioned it in a “Where to Go When You Eat” column. This postcard is from a few years later, when there were a whopping 9 locations around Texas. Leslie’s was at 2700 Ft. Worth Avenue, which would have put it almost directly across the street from Roth’s Cafe.
Leslie’s is listed in the Dallas phone book for 1951 but not for 1957. The site is now an empty lot.
Go here for a larger view of the building illustration from the postcard.
Update – Jan 15, 2013: A 1992 news item from The Victoria Advocate says Leslie’s opened April 1, 1934.