Feeding the youngsters

Holiday Inn offered travelers a familiar and friendly experience. Along with a room and a swimming pool, the chain also offered dining options for hungry visitors. On-site restaurants that welcomed kids were popular. This early menu, from the mid-1960s, showcase the types of food available. Kids could choose from a shrimp platter, hamburger and potato chips, fish, even a vegetable plate (how popular was that?). Each meal was followed by a complimentary lollipop at the cashier counter.

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Howard Johnson’s ruled the roads also. The orange-capped restaurants were peppered along the nation’s highways, especially in the eastern U.S. This children’s menu, from 1976, is filled with great historical moments from Indian tribes around the country. Nothing like a little lesson while Junior munches on a clam dinner.

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