1952 Mormon Temple Lunch Menu

Here’s another menu whose cover we’ve seen before in both 1949 and 1965, a range of dates made possible by the lack of potentially unfashionable hair or automobile styles. Like yesterday’s breakfast menu, this one is dated December 1, 1952 and devotes a full page to the message promising budget prices.


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Four entrées are offered with bread and beverage: corned beef hash with string beans, pork hocks with lima beans, and salisbury steak or fish with potatoes and string beans. They cost 75 cents (about $5.50 today), 85 cents (about $6.25 today), and $1.25 (for the fish or steak, about $9.25 today). A few a la carte items are squeezed in such as eggs, beans, salads, and sandwiches.


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