This is a tremendous historical thread. I was a history major in college with a minor in American Studies and English. These photos and text could be a masters thesis for someone looking into American culinary history.
Talk about culinary (ancient) history. Mrs. Forde’s Coffee Shop of Laurinburg, North Carolina, served three meals per day at a prix fixe of 75 cents. Our review in the original (1978) edition of Roadfood noted, “Mrs. Forde has been in the same place, serving the same meals to the same people and their sons and daughters since World War II. They don’t need a sign to tell them where Mrs. Forde’s is, and so there is none.”