7) S & W Cafeterias

Founded in South Carolina by Frank Sherrill and Fred Webber in 1920, two mess sergeants who had learned a lot about food service during their time in World War I. Specializing in Southern food, the chain became a hit and expanded to Washington D.C., Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

A few of the former S & W locations have been preserved because of their Art Deco design and many fond memories from patrons. The chain shut down in the late 1980s.

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