I received the following menu in a forward today, and couldn’t resist sharing it here. The e-mail said it was from 1957. Don’t those prices just make you drool?
I don’t know if Woolworth’s was nationwide, but in our little town it was THE five and ten cent store. It’s the one my sister Martha worked at as a teenager and brought me home a Golden book each week after she had been paid.
If you go out to lunch today, I bet you may leave more for your TIP than what you would have paid for your entire meal at these prices.
p.s. I just remembered something that seems remarkable now and might be interesting to younger readers. Do you notice that there’s no price listed for coffee? That’s because coffee was free with a meal (in all restaurants, I think). I don’t remember (because I was too young to drink it, “It will stunt your growth!”) what was the policy in restaurants if someone ordered just coffee, but I do remember that it was always free with my parents’ meal.