An Early Pete's "Stand"
Pete accepted the Foley brothers' invitation and started cooking hamburgers on Saturdays and holidays. In nice weather, Pete cooked just outside the corner door of the saloon, and directed many customers into the saloon so they could enjoy a beer with their hamburger. Pete's hamburgers and the Foley Saloon became a favorite stop for shoppers downtown and saloon customers alike, and the Pete's hamburgers were quickly accepted as a delicious snack to accompany a beer, or as a meal for the family in a take¬home bag! A fast-food business was born! Cooking and serving hamburgers outdoors in the hot sun prompted Pete to add a beach umbrella to his table for some protection for Pete and his customers as well!