Get Shakey’s Pizza Salad Bar for 99 Cents
At some point in the 1980s, my family became obsessed with places that has Salad Bars. Being younger than everyone else in my household, I was not yet completely on board the “vegetables are awesome” train. Which was okay since the salad bar usually cost a little extra and my family enjoyed the savings they got from me opting out of the experience. That was the way things were until I discovered that I liked pineapple and that many salad bars often had fruit bars.
From that point on, if they did have a salad bar, I would beg my mom to let me participate. Then I would load up a plate with pineapple and eat it until I was so stuffed and borderline sick, that I would not be able to eat my meal. Eventually they forced me to “earn” my pineapple, by eating other vegetable, and even then I was only allowed a few pieces of my sweet sweet reward.
Shakey's Pizza, renowned for its mouthwatering offerings, featured a salad bar complete with a delightful assortment of fruits at a mere 99 cents. Given the opportunity, I would have gladly embraced this culinary haven, and if my vigilant mom hadn't kept a close watch, I might have made it my mission to devour their entire collection of the regal fruit – the pineapple.
While I never dined at Shakey's Pizza, the allure of a salad bar boasting an array of fruits was undeniably enticing, and I could envision myself relishing in such a treat if the stars aligned. The 1980s brought about unforgettable food adventures, and my journey into the world of salads and fruits became a flavorful chapter in the tapestry of my family's culinary escapades.