Wednesday, July 10, 2013

National Archives hosts panel discussion on restaurateur Fred Harvey

Posted By on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 1:52 PM

harvey_house.jpg

Do you realize that every time you visit a McDonald's or a Houlihan's Restaurant & Bar or an Applebee's, you're seeing the ideas first generated by one man, Fred Harvey, who died over a century ago?

Harvey, one of Kansas City's first millionaires (his corporate offices were, after his death, in Union Station for many years, but he resided in Leavenworth), was the first restaurateur to incorporate high standards of service, cleanliness, and consistency of food served in his eating establishments. Harvey was also one of the first restaurateurs to use waitresses instead of male servers.

I will participate in a panel discussion tonight - with Steve Noll, the executive director of the Jackson County Historical Society, and cookbook author and former restaurateur Lou Jane Temple - at 6:30 p.m. at the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, in the Crossroads. The event is free.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Charles Ferruzza

Most Popular Stories

Slideshows

All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation