Posted 4 years ago
I have six menus from The Harvey House restaurants around the United States, all dated December 1957. I've broken them into two posts to get in a picture of each. These three are:
- The Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- The Harlequin Room, Chicago, Illinois
- The Westport Room, Kansas City, Missouri
Also the inside of the Dinner menu: Broiled Beef Tenderloin Steak Sandwich on Toast, Grilled Onions, French Fried Potatoes - $2.50! Add a slice of pie for $0.25.
Note: "Fred Harvey is credited with creating the first restaurant chain in the United States in 1878. The company and its employees, including the famous waitresses who came to be known as "Harvey Girls", successfully brought new higher standards of both civility and dining to a region widely regarded in the era as "the Wild West". The popularity of the Harvey Girls grew even stronger in 1946, when Judy Garland starred in the film version of Samuel Hopkins Adams’ novel The Harvey Girls." ~ Wikipedia (http://bit.ly/FQDoeP)