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Sunday, December 22, 2013

#4 is histoire

Weis Markets went and ripped down the former Franklin's Family Restaurant in Dallas.

I did a tour there in 1983. Being that the ownership of Franklin's lived up on the hill a ways, and being that most of the employees were tributes, I went over like a DEA agent in a stash house. Blunt, crude, theatrical and driven by company policy---no exceptions.

I'll never forget sitting in the "Blue Room," both Wifey and I enjoying our dinner when then-toddler Peace decided to stick her fork in an electrical socket.

Once upon a time, Franklin's ruled: "Quality food, quality service in a clean environment."

The big boxes rule over commerce now.

Enjoy your microwaved pig slop.



Michelle Hryvnak Davies said...

I had no idea this was a Franklin's prior to a Friendly's. Did you see that they also recently knocked down the old Mark 2 in Dallas (up by A&A and the Liquor Store)? I guess it's the end of an era.

Wishing you and the family a very Merry Christmas!

Mark Cour said...

Yeah, the Mark II property (can't remember the name back then) was a favorite of mine when I was a kid because of the walk-up Twin Kiss ice cream window.

The Franklin's in Edwardsville actually had curb service back in the day. If you parked in the designated slots on the side of the building, the waitresses would take and then deliver your order to the car.

Yep, end of an era for sure.

Back at you with you and yours.

Merry Christmas.