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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Vintage Menus: Part II (1955)

It's time for more menus from restaurants of 1955! If you missed our first post, you can check it out here. In our second of three installments, we'll be featuring six fine dining establishments from across the country.

Hund's was located on the corner of Grand River and Bagley in Detroit, Michigan. The New York Restaurant was located, oddly enough, in Catskill, New York. The Down Under Cafe and Restaurant was located in the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center in New York City, though I can find little mention of it anywhere online. Kewpee's Colonial Drive-In was located at 802 Villa Street in Elgin, Illinois. This seems to be part of the famous Kewpee Hamburger chain, but I'm not sure after looking at the Wikipedia entry. Mayflower Coffee Shops were a nation-wide chain. I have no information regarding where this was collected, but I should be getting more information from my family about this. Hot Shoppe Restaurants was a chain located mainly in Washington, D.C., but also in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and strangely, Salt Lake City, Utah. This was collected from one of the locations in Washington, D.C.

Enjoy the slideshow of the images, or click through for full-sized images.

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