The same civil rights issues that impacted the general society in the 1960s also impacted the food industry. Early in 1960, SN reported that two Houston-area retailers -- J. Weingarten & Co. and Henke & Pilot -- which had barred blacks from their lunch counters, were being picketed by black students carrying placards that read, "Hamburger to go? No!" and "I can drink coffee out of a bag but not out of a cup." That issue was resolved by August 1960 when ...

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