Norms Restaurants

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Norms Restaurants
Industry Restaurants
Founded Los Angeles, California
United States (1949 (1949))
Founder Norm Roybark
Number of locations
18
Area served
Southern California
Website www.normsrestaurants.com

Norms Restaurants is a chain of diner-style restaurants in Southern California. Founded in 1949 by used-car salesman Norm Roybark, the restaurants are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There are currently seventeen locations in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

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The first Norms opened on Sunset Boulevard near Vine Street in 1949. The oldest surviving Norms opened on La Cienega Boulevard in 1957, featuring a distinctive angular and brightly colored style that came to be known as Googie architecture.[1] Key characteristics include concrete walls, large glass windows, jutting roof, and a neon marquee.[1] Many Norms restaurants, including the 1957 La Cienega Boulevard location, were designed by the architectural firm of Armet & Davis to look like automobile showrooms with booths resembling bucket seats.[2] Their unique appearance has made them the subject of exhibitions curated by the Getty Center.[3][4]

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