My treasure for today comes in the form of an article that appeared in the June 1976 issue of The Real Estate News Observer. The focus of the article was inflation, and the example they used was the 1938 menu from my great grandfather John Hau’s cafeteria style restaurant, The Lion Cafe. The restaurant, located in Fond du Lac, WI, was described in the article as “the leading restaurant in a town of 23,000”. They went on to publish the entire menu!
The Lion Cafe was owned by the Hau family from it’s founding in 1919 until it closed in 1968. Much more can be read about it’s history here.