Rolling Back Prices: Metro Diner Drops Prices Like It’s 1964

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OAK CLIFF, TX -- Ahh the good ole days. A gallon of gas was a quarter. A loaf of bread 21 cents. The postage stamp only 5 pennies, and talking on the pay phone only cost a dime.


Well, it may be hard to find a pay phone now days, and even harder to find those "1964" prices … unless you have a time machine.

But on Wednesday, customers visiting one greasy spoon in Oak Cliff got to enjoy a little nostalgia. Metro Diner of Oak Cliff is celebrating 50 years in the community by rolling back the prices to when they first started.

Metro Diner

Owner Wayne Adams wanted to give back to the community that has been so supportive from the beginning.

"We have a lot of regular customers and it's a great way to give back to the community,and hopefully gain some new customers as well," Adams said.

Adams' family opened the restaurant in 1964, then called the Pitt Grill. He recalls them building the place and the day it was opened. Many customers also recalled going there for decades since it's opening.

Even though they may have had to wait for an empty seat, customers old and new enjoyed 70 cent burgers and 95 breakfast plates on Wednesday.


It's hard to imagine getting a coffee for 25 cents, when that's probably the cost of a coffee at Starbucks.