Manufacturer: Buffalo China
User: Deco Restaurants
Body: Cafe Au Lait
Distibutor: Federal Supply
Date of cup: circa 1940s
Notes: Gregory Deck started his business in 1918 by selling hot dogs and soda pop from a small wagon to passengers coming off trains. Business was so good that he enlisted his friends to run carts for him throughout the city. His first sit-down restaurant was located at the corner of W. Eagle at Pearl. By 1929, Deck ran close to 20 restaurants in Buffalo, N.Y. and the years following increased the total to 50. In 1961, the chain was sold to Sportservice which became a part of Delaware North Companies. The last restaurant finally closed in 1979.
Tan body, Deco in green script.
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