Today I’m bringing you back to when I was 16 – my first job, as waitress at a 50’s style restaurant .
Welcome to Shady Glen!
The ice cream cooler – We shined these ever single night with hot hot hot water! I blame that for my wrinkly hands!
Creepy little elves on the mural – they were actually repainted because of fading, but they are pretty much the same.
The ice cream flavor sign – the only thing that has changed are the prices.
This place has not changed in 45 years!
Shady Glen was featured on the Food Network The Best Thing I Ever Ate!
I took a picture of this specific seat because I remember one customer who always sat here. He came in at night and ordered a black coffee with sugar and the scallop platter. He was deaf and always wrote down his order on a notepad even though his order never changed. My favorite customer.
The waitresses wear “cute” little turquoise dresses with a ruffly apron. – yes I wore this, everyday!
The BURGER – This is the Bernice Burger!See that crispy stuff – yah, that’s cheese!
That’s what the burger is all about. Crispy cheese!
Close up of the cheese, just because!
Pumpkin Pie sundae. Pumpkin ice cream, caramel, pecans and fresh whip cream – delish!
When I started the price of a cheese burger was around $3.25 now they are $5.60 and worth every penny!
The milkshake machine and milk cooler. Milkshakes were $2.12… now they’ve got to be over $4 !
Love how vintage!
I also kept my tips rolled up in one of these under the counter when I was working!
The cooks – bowties and paper hats!
So there you have it! My first job. crispy cheese, pumpkin ice cream and an ageless restaurant!
Now I’m hungry. Shoot…