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1945 WWII War Ration Menu UNION NEWS CO Gateway Restaurants S. STATION Boston MA

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RARE, hard to find May 29, 1945 Lunch Room menu from THE GATEWAY RESTAURANTS operated by THE UNION NEWS COMPANY,  SOUTH STATION BOSTON. "Another operation of ours. Long famous the Grand Central Terminal Restaurant and Oyster Bar in New York City." This is a stated war-time era OPA RATION MENU. "The quantities of all rationed and some non-rationed foods are limited, with the result that upon occasions certain items may not be available. Your indulgence will be appreciated. All prices are our ceiling prices unless otherwise indicated, in which case they are below ceiling prices. By OPA regulation, our ceilings are our highest prices from April 4 to April 10, 1943. Records of these prices are available for your inspection. THE ARMY NEEDS THE WAC… THE WAC NEEDS YOU - JOIN 1065 Commonwealth Ave. or 607 Boylston St., Boston, MA."  Size is 14 x 11 inches when opened up. For an appetizer you could have tomato juice for $.10 or ripe olives for $.20 or Major Grey's chutney for $.25 or even a mustard pickle c.&b. for $.25. Lobster cocktail $1.10. Clear green turtle au Madeira Tureen soup $.55. Chicken à la king for two $1.35. Lobster Newberg for two $2.75. Grilled rib lamb chop $.40. Sardine sandwich $.25. Waldorf salad $.65. Chocolate ice cream $.15. Cup custard $.15. Stewed prunes $.10. Kadota figs $.25. Fresh strawberry shortcake $.30. Well used condition. Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant, there may be writing, wear and tear, spots, old smell, stains, crinkles and creases, etc., so please ask questions and examine the images closely before your purchase. 

OPA... Contains the 1943 WWII war-time rationing OPA Regulations Statement! OPA was the Office Of Price Administration that issued ration stamps and set maximum pricing allowed for restaurants so that over-inflated high prices would not occur during the war. Meat & other items were in very short supply. The OPA statement was printed on menus to show they were in compliance with the rationing regulations.

Inventory# B26-10.