What a great way to kick off the new year, with a trip down memory lane and the good old days of Gidget, Moondoggie and "The Twist."
Thanks to the just-published Straw Hat Pizza Calendar, Californians who grew up riding the surf - and all of the rest of us Midwesterners, Easterners and Southerners who aspired to lead the California lifestyle, can "remember when," each month we flip the calendar pages.
The calendar tracks some of the highlights from the time Straw Hat Pizza opened its doors in 1959 in San Leandro, CA
Guess what the price of gas was at the time?
A bottle of Coca-Cola was just 1o cents; a pound of coffee was just 77 cents... And you could buy a house for $30,000.
And, Barbie made her debut as an American icon, right about the time Straw Hat opened its doors. Other highlights: "The Twist" became the newest dance craze.
As Straw Hat approaches it's 50th birthday, the chain is growing and plans to continue to support and embrace the communities that made it what it is - an awesome place to grab a pizza and make new memories with friends, family, colleagues and teammates!
Now, folks can join the Straw Hat eClub at www.strawhatpizza.com.