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Eating out American style, 1942

Eating out American style, 1942

During the Second World War, American servicemen stationed in New Zealand created a demand for such novelties as hot dogs and milkshakes, which soon became popular among locals. These men and women are enjoying milkshakes or malted milk, soft drinks and ice cream sundaes.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'North Americans - 1940–present: closer contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015