05/07/2004: Growing up and living most of my adult life in St. Louis...
I early on developed a fondness for Steak 'n' Shake, the hamburger chain that is really as much a diner chain as a mere fast food joint. So I rather liked this short commercial during a break in the Cards game:
Cute (female, of course) Steak 'n' Shake server looks at the camera: "We don't doubt the billions"...[cut to a close up of the "Billions Served" line on a McDonald's sign, then cut back to the server] "it's the 'served' part we have trouble with."I love it!!!
The Good News is that there are Steak 'n' Shakes in the Memphis area. The Bad News is that the closest one is ten miles away and in another state (in Southhaven, MS). The next closest is 12 miles away, but way out east (near Wolfchase mall, IIRC), and the next closest after that is all the way out in Jackson, TN.
The Sad News? There are more Steak 'n' Shakes in St. Louis alone than there are in the entire state of Tennessee.
And people wonder why I call St. Louis "Paradise on the Mississippi".
Len on 05.07.04 @ 08:18 PM CST