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"The subscriber respectfully acquaints the citizens of Boston, and the public in general, that he has established a HOTEL, in Leverett's Lane, opposite the Quaker's Meeting-House, under the denomination of THE RESTORATOR -- by which it is to be understood a Resort, where the infirm in health, the convalescent, and those whose attention to studious business occasions a lassitude of nature; can obtain the most suitable nourishment.
This plan unites usefulness with economy: for as spirits are not to be used therin; and all gaming disallowed; it's usefulness is apparent. Its economy will be obvious, when it is known, that any person can here call for as much, or as little refreshment, as he pleases, and pay for no more than he consumes.
Excellent Wines and Cordials, good Soups and Broths, Pastry, in all its delicious variety, Alamode Beef, Bacon, Poultry, and, generally, all other refreshing viands, will be kept in due preparation: And a Bill of Fare will be kept constantly for exhibition ; from which each visitor may command whatever may best suit his appetite.
As this intuition is founded on utility and convenience, and has been productive of great benefits in European cities, the Subscriber anticipates the patronage of the public ; to merit which, his best exertions shall be made -- and his gratitude acknowledge every favor.
Late steward to the Hon. M. LeTombe, Consul of the French Republic.  July 12, 1793"

A later ad for Julien's Restorator )

TL;DR:  "I'm Julien, I'm opening up a restaurant for the sick but also for anybody else who wants good food.  No drinking or gambling, and our prices are fair. Here are some of our dishes. We use menus; here's how they work.  This is all the rage in Europe, y'all.
Also, we kill a turtle every day, and I'm overly fond of punctuation.
[identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
what eventually evolved into Kansas City favorite Arthur Bryant's BBQ, started out as a humble food cart

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Definitely not the oldest ads posted on Vintage Ads, but at 120 years old it's cool to see that a few of the of these companies are still in business today!



A bunch more... )
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The other Oscar Meyer earworm (see Mistia's tuneful and catchy post) What is it with meat products and catchy jingles??


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