Sunday, May 29, 2011

41 S. Main Street, W-B: #8

Does anybody recognize that skyline?

Remember those canopies in the background?

That's a picture of the rear of 41 S. Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. Or, as we who were once employed by Franklin's called it...Unit #8. These days, it serves as the headquarters of the Luzerne County GOP.

#8 opened on November 20, 1979, back when downtown Wilkes-Barre was still thriving. Even though I was but weeks away from entering the management training program, I was transferred into this store so as to make certain the kitchen dominated by mostly new hires did not collapse under the weight of being downtown Wilkes-Barre's only sit-down, waitress service eatery.

This store never approached the levels of our top grossing stores, but it's lunch day parts were definitely not for the feint of heart.

While I did not make many friends during my brief stay as a visiting kitchen manager in this store, that kitchen never went under while I was on-duty.


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