Remember when #8…
This will either make you nostalgic or hungry
Remember when most cars came with whitewall tires?
Remember when the Mayflower donut shops preceded Dunkin Donuts and featured the motto: “Don’t lose sight of your goal; keep your eye on the donut and not on the hole.” ?
Remember when these restaurants were ubiquitous: Bob’s Big Boy, White Tower, Sambo’s, Ponderosa Steak House, Bennigan’s, Lum’s, Kenny Rogers Roaster, Howard Johnson’s, Gino’s Hamburgers, Chi Chi’s, and Burger Chef?
Remember when housekeepers used to wash their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher?
Remember when in Manhattan at lunch most women ate in Schraft’s and men in Chock Full O’Nuts?
Remember when, outside of Brooklyn Heights, the go-to restaurant in Brooklyn was Juniors with its fab cheesecake?
Remember when before the invention of wiper-washers taking a road trip meant stopping every few hours to clean the splattered bugs off the windshield?
Remember when traveling old country roads at night, before interstates and rest stops, looking for those red pulsating neon signs screaming EAT?
Remember when as kids you were assigned the Christmas chore of unraveling last years tree lights?
Remember when it was rare for a menu price to be over $2? (Check out he link below for a 1940’s menu from Ciro’s in Stapleton on Staten Island, NY.)