Meet Krystal

An example of good workplace presentation.

A 1960s Krystal fast food training film included instructions such as:

– Keep your teeth clean and white. Anybody can have a pretty smile.
– Naturally, you don’t want to get too familiar with the customers, just be really pleasant and friendly. Let your personality show through.
– The customers aren’t interested in your private jokes. That kind of horseplay just won’t go.
– Keep your fingers off the food and don’t put the butter on top of the waffle.

[Found here. Unfortunately there’s no link to the video.]

Imparidigital Hot Links

Big Ugly Wheels, The Beat Farmers (1990) From their album Loud, Plowed and Live, The Beat Farmers (featuring Country Dick Montana) were a great bar band from San Diego. Dan McLain (aka Country Dick) died onstage of a heart attack in 1995 at the age of 40.

Photo composition.

Falling on the moon.

The danger of jaywalking.

Hospice Nurse Julie on death.

The Greatest Chef of the Inland Swamps.

15 fake truths & true fakes. [h/t Eaglesoars]

Hidden Netflix search codes. [also h/t Eaglesoars]

Jellyfish & the Portuguese Man ‘O War [via Bunkerville]

Young, pine-cone-rich squirrels are children of privilege.

[Top image: 1954-55 Ford Chickens found here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 649 – Four Swallows, Grouper Grab & Fast Food Dash

[Found here, here and here.]

The First Del Taco, Yermo, California

“Ed Hackbarth and David Jameson opened the first Del Taco in Yermo, CA in 1964. With a menu of 19¢ tacos, tostadas, fries and 24¢ cheeseburgers, Del Taco brought in $169 in sales on its first day in business – the equivalent of 900 tacos.”

Seems that the Del Taco pictured above opened in 1961, predating the one that opened in Barstow in 1964. It was originally named “House of the Taco,” er, um, “Casa del Taco.”

$169 in 1961 is about $1,500 in 2020 dollars. Not a bad first day.

[Image found here, caption here.]

UPDATE: Ed Hackbarth Jr. points out that Dave Jameson had nothing to do with the Del Taco Yermo. He joined Ed Hackbarth later 1964-65, opening the Del Taco in Corona CA. – Thanks, Ed.

Eat A Sheet O’ Meat

VMD and USWs compress hundreds of calories into an MRE about the size of a golf ball.

I want one that tastes like Skyline Chili but I’d settle for a marble-sized eggamuffin.

[Story here.]

The. Gif Friday Post No. 486 – A Little Breakfast, A Little Fast Food & A Little Brother

[Found here, here and here.]

Colonel-San

There are waaaaay too many things wrong here. The polkadot yukata for example. Did the Colonel ever serve watermelon in the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises? Not in my memory. But to tell the truth, I’m ticked that KFC doesn’t deliver their buckets o’ artery-clogging flavor to my house anymore. I can only take so much pizza.

[Found here.]

She’s upset because you won’t hug him, you selfish bastard.

C’mon now. Her beetle needs loving, and you just don’t care, do you?

G’wan, hug it. Its name is “Sirpaul.”

[Found in here.]

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