This restaurant is part of the Specialty Restaurants chain and was built on leased Aviation Department land just south of Miami International Airport. As I recall it was built in the mid-1970's and I've had numerous meals there over the years and one really memorable event there in 1980.
The Specialty Restaurants chain was founded by David Tallichet, a World War II bomber pilot who was obsessed with aviation and used the profits from his restaurants to buy and preserve hundreds of old aircraft. At one time he owned 120 different aircraft but began selling them off to other collectors. In July 2007 he flew his B-17 bomber to an air show in Michigan. He died at age 83 on October 31, 2007 due to complications from prostate cancer. A Los Angeles Times article on his death is at http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/11/local/me-tallichet11 . Rest in peace Mr. Tallichet, good job and thank you for your contributions to society!
Other restaurants in the Specialty Restaurants chain include the Rusty Pelican in Miami and Tampa, the Proud Bird next to Los Angeles International Airport, and The Sunbird in Colorado Springs plus others nationwide. The list of restaurants is located at: http://www.specialtyrestaurants.com/banquet_catering_corporate_restaurants.html
This image was taken before developers filled in part of Blue Lagoon to build the Miami Airport Hilton Hotel, other hotels and office buildings. And obviously before the Florida Department of Transportation and Miami-Dade County destroyed most of the dark green Australian Pines in the area in favor of shadeless vacant land and to enhance our views of concrete buildings, particularly from the State Road 836 expressway which is traveled by hundreds of thousands of vehicles daily.