Does anyone have any notion of where the chain 'skillet' dish thing came from? You know, your 2 eggs, hash, and potatoes coming out in a hot mini cast-iron skillet rather than on a plate.
Did a particular chain invent it? Was that style popular in family diners somewhere in mid-America? Some kind of mutation of the 'fajita grill'?
I know that when visiting Dollywood (TN) and Silver Dollar City (Branson MO) amusement parks, they had the 6 foot diameter 'skillet' style cooking, but also I didn't know if they were trying to emulate something country-ish.