February 25, 2010

Diner Nostalgia

Continuing our review of a mid-January drive across America, we present this Route 66 roadside gem spotted in Springfield, Missouri. "Steak n' Shake: It's a Meal."

A remnant of early fast food culture, the slogan "we protect your health" reveals the degree to which restaurant cleanliness was once a significant concern to Americans.  We should probably all care a little more about our health these days, but honestly, who can turn down triple steakbugers, wisconsin buttery steakburgers (butter + hamburger), cheesy bacon french fries, and double chocolate fudge milk shakes?

Aside from the preserved signage, we especially enjoyed the classic awnings, taking note that the alignment of the red and white stripes strictly matches the notched cutout patterning.

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