The Iconic Architecture of NORMS

The familiar yet distinctive sight of NORMS’ architecture at its La Cienega, Slauson and Whittier locations in the Los Angeles area conveys a deliberate design that clearly reflects the American culture of the time in which it was built.

When “Googie”, or Populuxe, architecture emerged in the 1950s, it was intended to look futuristic. Influenced by car culture, jets and the Space Age, Googie architecture is characterized by bold shapes, and large expanses of glass and neon. Though Googie takes its name from another coffee shop in West Hollywood that no longer exists, NORMS remains one of the most iconic and often cited Googie examples.

Victor Newlove, in his interview for the Getty Research Institute’s exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990, points to NORMS as “one of the best designs that they ever did back in the 50s.” A seasoned L.A. architect, Newlove helped design NORMS back in the early 50s. Restaurants in that style, he explains, were built to be inviting to whoever was walking or driving by. NORMS took it a step further by creating an “automobile showroom” type restaurant, so passersby could see exactly what they might be missing out on. This, along with the bucket seat booths, which Newlove designed, catered specifically to the car culture of L.A. Rather than hoping someone would happen to stop, NORMS’ unique design made it impossible not to be intrigued by what was inside.

“It was quite successful, and the designs were full designs,” Newlove says. “You wanted to come into the restaurant.”

Watch the full interview here!

Get to NORMS for Steak & Eggs Specials!

With the days getting longer, you’ll want to get to NORMS earlier and stay later. That’s because we’re serving up your favorite Steak & Eggs specials any time, but only for a limited time!

Our Steaks are HAND-CUT daily in our kitchen to ensure you enjoy a Steak that is fresh, flavorful and always cooked to your order. Starting at $8.99, our Sirloin Steak & Egg special comes with a 6 oz. Sirloin Steak, two farm-fresh Eggs, Hash Browns or fresh-cut seasonal Fruit and your choice of Toast & Jelly, English Muffin, Biscuit & Gravy or two Hotcakes.

Upgrade to the New York Steak & Eggs for $10.99, which features an 8 oz. New York Steak, two farm-fresh Eggs, Hash Browns or fresh-cut seasonal Fruit and your choice of Toast & Jelly, English Muffin, Biscuit & Gravy or two Hotcakes. OR, get the Sirloin Steak Bigger Better Breakfast for $10.99, which comes with our Sirloin Steak, approximately 6 oz., two Bacon strips, two Sausage Links, two farm-fresh Eggs, Hash Browns or fresh-cut seasonal Fruit and your choice of Toast & Jelly, English Muffin, Biscuit & Gravy or two Hotcakes.

Really hungry? At $12.99, the Bigger Better New York Steak & Eggs delivers a 10 oz. New York Steak. We’re also serving our ¾ LB. T-Bone Steak & Eggs at $13.49, which features our Signature Steak, always cooked to a “T.” Or, take it all the way with our Chef’s Master Cut, the One Pounder Porterhouse Steak & Eggs, at $14.99. All three are served with two farm-fresh Eggs, Hash Browns or fresh-cut seasonal Fruit and your choice of Toast & Jelly, English Muffin, Biscuit & Gravy or two Hotcakes.

With convenient locations all over Southern California, you’re never too far away from a NORMS Restaurant! To find the NORMS Restaurant nearest you, click HERE.

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Baby Back Ribs Are Back, Baby!

The time you’ve been waiting for is finally here! It’s our lip-smacking delicious Baby Back Ribs, served all day, every day for a limited time only!

Our tender pork Baby Back Ribs are thoroughly hand-rubbed with our Signature Seasoning, a blend of twelve assorted tongue-tingling, secret recipe herbs and spices. Slow cooked and finished on the grill, it’s a BBQ extravaganza! All entrées are served with Creamy Coleslaw, French Fries, Soup and Salad.

With either Half Racks or Whole Racks of ribs that you can pair with fried Shrimp, fried Chicken Tenders or even a Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Skewer, NORMS has plenty of mouth-watering options!

Are you ready to sauce it up? We’ve got a BBQ sauce guaranteed to tempt your taste buds, served at no additional cost! For something sweet and sassy, try our KENTUCKY BOURBON STYLE sauce. The MEMPHIS STYLE dry rub comes with our Signature Seasoning. For that classic sweet and tangy flavor, check out our KANSAS CITY STYLE sauce. Be bold with our CAROLINA SPICY MUSTARD STYLE sauce. Or, if you’re looking to combine a little sweet heat with something a little smoky, you can’t go wrong with SPICY MANGO HABANERO sauce.

Whichever way you go, make sure to leave room for dessert! Our Monkey Bread a La Mode is served warm with a sticky Cinnamon-Caramel Glaze, dusted with Powdered Sugar and topped with our award-winning French Vanilla Ice Cream.

With convenient locations all over Southern California, you’re never too far away from a NORMS Restaurant! To find the NORMS Restaurant nearest you, click HERE.

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EXPIRED | Bigger! Bigger! Better! Better! Breakfast and New York Steak & Shrimp are Back!

Bigger Bigger Better Better Breakfasts | Starting from $6.79

New York Steak & Shrimp | Starting from $11.99

Our two favorites are back, and bigger and better than ever! Stop by any NORMS to fill up on either special, 24/7. Start with our Classic Bigger Better Breakfast. For just $6.79 you get two eggs, two bacon strips, two link sausages, ham, hash browns and choice of toast or two buttermilk hotcakes made from scratch. Or come in for our Classic New York Steak & Shrimp and get a delicious New York steak, approx. ½ lb., served with six breaded, fried shrimp with NORMS cocktail sauce and a fresh lemon for $11.93.

OR choose from one of our other delicious specials!

Don’t miss out on these delicious deals! With several locations throughout SoCal, it’s easy to find the Norms closest to you.

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