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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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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'.
18th Feb '17 8:13:54 AM TimeTravelinc
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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.
14th Feb '17 1:03:57 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'', Fred returns from World War II and takes up his old job as a soda jerk in the local drugstore. However, he finds this unsatisfying after his time as a captain in the Air Force.
20th Aug '16 2:37:47 PM Morgenthaler
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Obligatory bit of [[UsefulNotes/TheFifties 1950s]] PopularHistory. All the kids [[LocalHangout hang out]] here, play {{Pinball}}, and listen to the jukebox play NothingButHits. Carhops are optional. The Malt Shop may also be referred to as a diner, a soda fountain, a drug store or a café but the general look is always basically the same. In a TimeTravel story ending up in TheFifties, often the first place gone into after the MisterSandmanSequence (as in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', for example).

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Obligatory bit of [[UsefulNotes/TheFifties 1950s]] PopularHistory. All the kids [[LocalHangout hang out]] here, play {{Pinball}}, and listen to the jukebox play NothingButHits. Carhops are optional. The Malt Shop may also be referred to as a diner, a soda fountain, a drug store or a café but the general look is always basically the same. In a TimeTravel story ending up in TheFifties, often the first place gone into after the MisterSandmanSequence (as in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', for example).



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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 196980 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 196980 1969�80 series), when they weren't on a beach.



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20th Aug '16 4:15:27 AM isolato
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* Monica in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' worked in a 50s-themed maltshop in early seasons.
20th Aug '16 2:42:16 AM Morgenthaler
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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 {{Australia}} and 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 less romanticized (but equally conventionalized) cousin. Watch out for the teenagers who are SweetheartSipping or the possible eruption of a DinerBrawl. In {{Australia}} UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and NewZealand, UsefulNotes/NewZealand, and in Great Britain in TheFifties, these places were traditionally known as 'milk bars'.
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