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Russet Cafeteria

Russet Cafeteria

Russet Cafeteria

Russet Cafeteria

Russet Cafeteria
Russet Cafeteria

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Russet Cafeteria was located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in at least two locations in the city. From the Weekly View, "The Russet Cafeteria, 37 S. Meridian St., was a popular Indianapolis 'noon day' eatery from its opening in the spring of 1922. Four years later, an ad for the cafeteria contained the words, 'at the Crossroads of the Nation,' a phrase which later became the city's slogan. In the fifties the Russet opened a north side cafeteria at 6247 N. College Ave. and a south side cafeteria at 3325 Madison Ave. The restaurant continued to serve its Russet roast beef hash, a Hoosier favorite, until it closed in 1963 following the death of its owner, Lowell McPherson."

In additioon to the Indiana locations, we also found an article in the 1924 Hotel Monthly titled "New Ideas in Cafeteria Layout," that writes at length about the Russet Cafeteria of Buffalo, New York. "The Russet Company operate the Russet Cafeteria in Bufalo; also the Russet Cafeteria, Indianapolis, 185 seats. Click here to read a PDF of the Hotel Monthly article.

 

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