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Bob's Big Boy!

Photos: The Oldest Remaining Bob's Big Boy in the United States

While visiting Burbank, California, I had the pleasure of stopping by the oldest remaining Bob's Big Boy restaurant in the United States (aka "Bob's 49")

WOW-luv the prices-so retro

WOW-luv the prices-so retro

#GoodMorning, if you were hungry and want to stop by your closest Howard Johnson's location, what would you choose to eat for breakfast?

#GoodMorning, if you were hungry and want to stop by your closest Howard Johnson's location, what would you choose to eat for breakfast?

A & W Restaurant's menu [Canada] circa 1960-70s.  You've got to love those prices.

A & W Restaurant's menu [Canada] circa 1960-70s. You've got to love those prices.

Woothworth cafe full menu - OMG my friends and I went here almost every weekend..

Woothworth cafe full menu - OMG my friends and I went here almost every weekend..

Miner's Restaurant, San Francisco 1875

Henry Voigt Vintage Menu Art Collection Love Menu Art

Miner's Restaurant, San Francisco 1875

Long John Silvers in the 70's. I used to get a peg leg dinner every single time

Long John Silvers in the 70's. I used to get a peg leg dinner every single time... - a grouped images picture

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Filene's, #Boston, health menu is not a typical department store menu, but it shows how far stores would go to cater to their customers' dietary preferences. Most menus were geared to more commonplace selections, with the occasional indulgent dessert thrown in of course. Each store tried to create a few signature dishes that customers would come back for time and time again.    Some favorites were:  Deviled crab (Woodward & Lothrop), Corned beef hash (Marshall Field), French onion soup…

The History of Department Stores - More stores

A fact-filled, illustrated website about the history of department stores created by Jan Whitaker, a social historian who has authored a book on American department stores.