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Origin of "Blue Plate Special" [Moved from Manhattan Board]

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Origin of "Blue Plate Special" [Moved from Manhattan Board]

pearlD | Mar 20, 2007 07:02 AM

Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "Blue Plate Special"? I grew up in the restaurant business and the only thing I can recall is the "Daily Special(s)". My parent's neighbourhood restaurant closed at 6 p.m. and the daily specials were generally the 'lunches' (There were a lot of small businesses in the area...it was definately not a place for 'the ladies who do Lunch)

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