History Main / MaltShop

20th Jan '18 2:56:00 AM TitoMosquito
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* The ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang visited these quite a bit in parts of the plot that would normally have taken them to a bar. Also, the Scooby gang would often start an episode in a malt shop (in the 1969�80 series), when they weren't on a beach.

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* The ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang visited these quite a bit in parts of the plot that would normally have taken them to a bar. Also, the Scooby gang would often start an episode in a malt shop (in the 1969�80 1969-80 series), when they weren't on a beach.
1st Dec '17 11:07:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Kitty Pryde and Storm bond over milkshakes at ''The Malt Shoppe'' in ''Uncanny ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' #130.

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* Kitty Pryde and Storm bond over milkshakes at ''The Malt Shoppe'' in ''Uncanny ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ComicBook/XMen'' #130.
24th Nov '17 10:02:52 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''Film/TopSecret'', when Nick Rivers and the Resistance fighters end up in a 1950s-style malt shop... in the middle of EastGermany. Includes a dance number to jukebox music.

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* Parodied in ''Film/TopSecret'', when Nick Rivers and the Resistance fighters end up in a 1950s-style malt shop... in the middle of EastGermany.UsefulNotes/EastGermany. Includes a dance number to jukebox music.
8th Nov '17 3:27:06 PM Discar
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->'''Brian (Manager of ''The Greasy Fork''):''' ''Britta, you promised that this private party would be done by eight. You're doing this during the peak business hours for nostalgia-themed diners.''
->'''Annie:''' ''Oh, is that true? Has that been researched?''
->'''Brian''': ''It has, Annie. After they get frightened by the evening news, many seek the comforting foods and soothing music of a pre-racial America.''
-->-- '''Series/{{Community}}'''

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->'''Brian ->'''Brian: (Manager of ''The Greasy Fork''):''' ''Britta, Britta, you promised that this private party would be done by eight. You're doing this during the peak business hours for nostalgia-themed diners.''
->'''Annie:''' ''Oh,
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'''Annie:''' Oh,
is that true? Has that been researched?''
->'''Brian''': ''It
researched?\\
'''Brian''':It
has, Annie. After they get frightened by the evening news, many seek the comforting foods and soothing music of a pre-racial America.''
America.
-->-- '''Series/{{Community}}'''
''Series/{{Community}}''
18th Oct '17 5:43:08 PM Argon2
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* The Atlanta version of this would be The Varsity. A classic place that's more modern, and even has a Gift Shop, since The Varsity is known in the south.

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* The Atlanta version of this would be The Varsity. A classic place that's more modern, and even has a Gift Shop, gift shop, since The Varsity is known in the south.
5th Jul '17 7:41:01 PM nlpnt
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* The Spoon in ''Series/AndiMack'' has this aesthetic, huge retro exterior sign and all.
25th Jun '17 11:17:00 AM nombretomado
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There ''is'' some historical basis to these places; during most of the early-[[WorldWarTwo post-war]] era, from the mid-1940s to the 1950s, very few modern "chain" fast-food places were in business yet and the infrastructure to support them was still being built. As a result, there were a ''lot'' of privately-owned, short-order diner-style restaurants that served things like burgers and non-alcoholic malted beverages. Not all of them were hopping, hip places where the kids hung out, but pick a major suburb and you could probably find at least one. Many of the most successful ones would go on to ''become'' the major chains of TheSeventies and TheEighties, driving their smaller competitors out of business.

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There ''is'' some historical basis to these places; during most of the early-[[WorldWarTwo early-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII post-war]] era, from the mid-1940s to the 1950s, very few modern "chain" fast-food places were in business yet and the infrastructure to support them was still being built. As a result, there were a ''lot'' of privately-owned, short-order diner-style restaurants that served things like burgers and non-alcoholic malted beverages. Not all of them were hopping, hip places where the kids hung out, but pick a major suburb and you could probably find at least one. Many of the most successful ones would go on to ''become'' the major chains of TheSeventies and TheEighties, driving their smaller competitors out of business.
26th Mar '17 4:20:16 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Parodied in ''Film/TopSecret'', when Nick Rivers and the Resistance fighters end up in a 1950s-style malt shop...in the middle of EastGermany. Includes a dance number to jukebox music.

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* Parodied in ''Film/TopSecret'', when Nick Rivers and the Resistance fighters end up in a 1950s-style malt shop... in the middle of EastGermany. Includes a dance number to jukebox music.



* Bizarrely, the first round of time travel on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', where Dean sees his youthful parents-to-be on a date to one of these...in ''1973''. Possibly the influence of her protective father.

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* Bizarrely, the first round of time travel on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', where Dean sees his youthful parents-to-be on a date to one of these... in ''1973''. Possibly the influence of her protective father.



* Although many of them have completely abandoned the "traditional" trappings, honestly, pick a famous fast-food chain today; an overwhelming number of them began life in, essentially, this format with a single location. Prominent examples are UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Wendy's, Jack-in-the-Box...

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* Although many of them have completely abandoned the "traditional" trappings, honestly, pick a famous fast-food chain today; an overwhelming number of them began life in, essentially, this format with a single location. Prominent examples are UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Wendy's, Jack-in-the-Box...Jack-in-the-Box....
8th Mar '17 7:27:28 PM azul120
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* Pop Tate's Choclit Shoppe in ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]]''.

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* Mel's Drive-In from ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
* Lou's Café from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''

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* Lou's Café from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''''Film/BackToTheFuture''.






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8th Mar '17 7:25:40 PM azul120
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The GreasySpoon is the MaltShop's less romanticized (but equally conventionalized) cousin. Watch out for the teenagers who are SweetheartSipping or the possible eruption of a DinerBrawl. In UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand, and in Great Britain in TheFifties, these places were traditionally known as 'milk bars'.

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The GreasySpoon is the MaltShop's Malt Shop's less romanticized (but equally conventionalized) cousin. Watch out for the teenagers who are SweetheartSipping or the possible eruption of a DinerBrawl. In UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand, and in Great Britain in TheFifties, these places were traditionally known as 'milk bars'.
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