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Cafeteria Nostalgia: The Bickford's-Foster's Empire

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Cafeteria Nostalgia: The Bickford's-Foster's Empire

soupçon | Feb 19, 2011 07:29 AM

If you are old enough to remember Bickford's Cafeterias in New York or Foster's Cafeterias in San Francisco (I was intimately familiar with both), here's a website that documents all their locations, including commissaries and retail outlets. Also included are the M&M cafeterias in Miami and various other Bickford's-controlled properties, including The Cliff House in San Francisco.

There was something very existential about sitting for hours in a Bickford's or a Foster's, and Allen Ginsberg and other beats found creativity there.

Any favorite food memories from these cafeterias?

http://is.gd/yg1c4v

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