|Bob's Quick Lunch at 295 1/2 West Van Buren Street at Clark Street downtown Chicago in 1904. (Address before the 1909 Chicago Street Renumbering project.)|
Toothpick Row: Clark Street had lots of lunchroom businesses.
Restaurant Row: Randolph Street where there were 39 busy restaurants within a six-block stretch.
Cafeteria Row: Wabash Avenue had the largest number of self-service restaurants in the world.
compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.