42 The Girls’ Cafeteria
We have, in addition to the main dining room, a lunch counter, where a quick light lunch may be secured in a very few minutes. Adjoining the lunch counter is the men’s cafeteria. The service here is on the “help yourself” plan. The women’s cafeteria, shown the other side of this card, adjoins the men’s on the north, and the service is distinctly the same as that in the men’s cafeteria. In the Merchandise Building a big section of the basement is given over to a cafeteria provided for the accommodation of the employes in that building. The service in this cafeteria is identical with that in the two previously described, both as to bills of fare and prices. The foods are carefully selected and well prepared, notwithstanding the fact that the prices are so extremely moderate. It is possible to secure a meal for 9 cents in either of, the three cafeterias, this meal comprising two sandwiches, a cup of coffee or a glass of milk, a piece of pie, some cheese and fruit. It is possible for an employe to live at our restaurants, and live comfortably, though of course on plain food, for 35 cents per day.
We have another cafeteria where those who carry their own lunches may eat them at the noon hour. The use of silver and napkins in this cafeteria is free.
It is not the purpose of the management to operate the restaurants at a profit, but rather to afford the employes of the house opportunity to secure wholesome and well cooked food at cost and to serve the meals in comfortable quarters. We endeavor to give every consideration to comfort, prompt service and economy, and as time goes on and conditions improve, we hope to be able to give our employes still better service than that now furnished them.