remember sitting at the counter at the old Woolworth stores back in the 70's??? Tjat was some of the best greasiest stuff i ever ate!!! if i could find some of the old recipes( like mac and cheese) i'd be giving my family a heart attack!
I remember eating at Woolworth's... also S.S. Kresge, which later became K-Mart, I believe. I also recall K-Mart having a cafeteria. Getting back to Woolworth's, I loved their Harvard Beets. Strange, eh?
Charles Chips! That's it. Aren't they still around? It was a sandy/beige can with dark brown lettering right? Boy my mind is going. I should make a CRS group!! You people are good. Does anyone remember the awesome Devil's Food Cake from Horn and Hardart? My dad used to bring home these individual little cakes when he came in from work. Boy were they ever good!!!
I don't think we had a Woolworth's near us, but my mom used to go shopping in Woonsocket, RI and there was one there - always stopped for a grilled cheese and a milkshake! Later, I worked in Medfield, MA and they had Lord's, which was basically like a Woolworths. Every month we'd go buy birthday cards for our employees who had birthdays coming up - great excuse to sit at the counter on those stools and have lunch! :)
I remember taking the bus to downtown Lancaster PA with my Grandmother on a Saturday and we always had lunch at Woolworths on Queen Street. Charles Chips was very near where we lived and my mother-in-law and sister-in-law worked there until they closed. That was a long time ago.
Denver used to have the largest Woolworth store in the world. It covered an entire square block. Some nice photos here. http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2009/06/woolworths-largest-variety-store.html