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  • 2.

    “The stores had Spanish tile on the front of the counters, and lots of wood accents. The Salsa Bar was in full swing. Those didn’t last long, as they lost a ton of money.”

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    Original production line.

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    “Cleaning the production line, after closing. Again, note the hilarious order board on far wall. The DT person would write the order with dry-erase marker, on this plexiglass thing, and the food people had to strain their eyes to see it.”

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    Frying shells.

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  • 8.

    “Real case of lettuce heads, being prepped the old way, thru a Hobart machine with slicer blade.”

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    “Electric heater helps keep the Kansas winter at bay, in the drive thru.”

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  • 11.

    Dining room.

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    “Spanish tile on counter, dark woodgrain formica, and the new “Par Microsystems” cash registers. Gone were the old Sweda cash registers, where staff had to know the prices, and ring people up like a retail store!”

  • 14.

    “This manager looked a bit like country singer Barbara Mandrell. Here she is using white onions and green onions, as well as tomatoes and cilantro, to make a massive batch of PIco de Gallo.”

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  • 16.

    “Ranch dressing was for the short-lived seafood salad.”

  • 17.

    “Packed in the managers office.”

  • 18.

    “Boss, Tony, at the tomato dicer. Tony’s folks were from Ecuador, and he was a first-generation American. He put store #1235 on the map, by hiring and retaining good young people, even as the store’s volume shot up to nearly unmanageable levels.”