Manufacturer: Wellsville China
User: Char-Steak House, Inc.
Date of platter: 1965 – 1969
Notes: Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., the Char-Steak House, Inc. was a franchise chain of restaurants with western and eastern regional divisions headed by President Jake Miller.
The Char-Steak enterprise took off in March 1965, when it opened its first colonial-style restaurant at 1025 Vermont Ave., N.W. in Washington, D.C.
The franchised restaurants had carpeted floors, cherry-wood tables and chairs, and featured steak, chicken, seafood and hamburger dinners, priced from 69 cents to $1.39.
The Washington Post, Capital Commerce, p. D6, March 5, 1965
White body plate with black airbrushed rim and hand decorated design featuring a black gas light lamp post, Surry carriage and red Fleur-de-Lis. Topmarked "Char-Steak House" beneath the gas light lamp post.
White body cup and saucer with black airbrushed rim and hand decorated design featuring the "C S lamp post" logo along with a Surry carriage and red Fleur-de-Lis.
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