Wow, I Love the prices on that menu.Two egss bacon, ham or sausage for just... Fitty Cent!!
Is it just me, or does the purple cow resemble the Halo Burger cow? My family still calls Halo Burgers by the original name Kewpee's. I still remember my parents taking me downtown to the original one on Harrison Street.
isn't/wasn't the purple cow the name of the cafe in Meijers?
Yes, The Purple Cow was (is?) the name of the Meijer cafe. That place sustained many a bored Flint teen throughout the years.
DrDoom - my dad still refers to Halo Burger as Kewpee too, on occasion. Confused the hell out of me when I was younger. . .
I wish the Purple Cow still existed at Meijer. I miss that creepy tongue rotating while I waited to get my mixed slushees...
Kewpee was a franchise, so Bill Thomas had to pay a royalty (I think it was 5 cents) for every Kewpee wrapper he used to wrap his burgers in. After getting tired of paying the royalty Thomas changed the name to Halo Burger. Same great burger (the best you'll find anywhere) just a different name.
My mom told me about the Purple Cow at the Hotel Durant--I told her I have a postcard from 1911 at the corner of Detroit Street and Saginaw Street--when there were no paved roads. Love hearing about it all--I am from Flint so want to hear it I do remember Tall Bessy walking the streets with a mink(fake probably) up and down Saginaw street near McClain--
I remember Big Bessy too. Oh my, does that bring back memories.. My older sister worked at the Purple Cow in, Hotel Durant in 1952. She was a young girl. She came home crying one day and told our parents she "spilt cold coffee all over a hot man" we have teased her all these years. What wonderful memories.. Carol
Yes, Yes, Yes, I remember Tall Bessy. Oh my gosh, does that bring back memories. My parents talked about her, called her Big Bess. Would love to hear more.. Carol
My mom told me about the Purple Cow and something like I'd rather eat a purple cow then look like one? I don't know but it seemed to me she did mention the durante Hotel was it around Detroit street and Saginaw I have a postcard where those streets meet from 1911 and they're dirt roads--funny Called Flint the Vehicle City
The Purple Cow was a common name of restaurants, with some variations, in Western Culture. When I studied German, our text referred to a restaurant called "Das Bunte Kuh" in Germany, as I recall, meaning The Colorful Cow.
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