Creator

Date Original

1950s

Description

This color postcard depicts scenes of Franke's Cafeteria at their Hot Springs location, including the exterior of the cafeteria, the rear of the east dining room, a section of the west dining room, and the view through the lobby. The postcard was never mailed.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1924, C. A. Franke opened the original Franke's Cafeteria at 115 West Capitol Ave. in Little Rock. The cafeteria was located near the major department stores and businesses in downtown Little Rock and easily prospered. A separate dining room was opened around the corner at 511 Louisiana St. In 1960, the original cafeteria closed its doors, but not before inspiring newer locations around the state, including Hot Springs, Fort Smith, North Little Rock's McCain Mall, and Little Rock's University Mall. Today, the cafeteria has come full circle with a location on West Capitol in the Regions Banking Center and a location on Rodney Parham. Franke's Cafeteria, Arkansas's oldest restaurant, is run by the founder's grandson and his family.

Transcription

FRANKE'S CAFETERIA
LITTLE ROCK,
ARKANSAS
EXTERIOR
SECTION OF WEST DINING ROOM
REAR OF EAST DINING ROOM
VIEW THROUGH LOBBY
BRANCH: HOT SPRINGS
We always like to stop at Little Rock awhile,
as it is the prettiest city west of the Mississippi. Be
sure and take a meal at Franke's Cafeteria on Fifth
Street near Main, as the eats are the finest to be had
anywhere and priced the lowest. They feed over
4,000 hungry people daily.
This volunatry testimonial appeared in a letter,
pertaining to a Southern tour, that was sent to an
Ohio Newspaper.FRANKE'S CAFETERIA is
known far and wide!

Physical Description

Color postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Postcards; Restaurants; Cafeterias

Geographical Area

Hot Springs,Garland County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G5026.3

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Franke's Cafeteria, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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