Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille Weekly Special:
March 28th- April 3rd
"Pop Top" Chicken Sandwich $11.95
Chicken breast, breaded and sautéed. Topped with mozzarella cheese, basil aioli, spring mix and tomatoes on a ciabatta roll. Your choice of garlic wedges or sweet potato fries.
Prime rib 10oz $19.95
Slow cooked rib beef roast served with garlic smashed potatoes, steamed veggies. With au jus and horseradish sauce.
Fish & Chips $12.95
Beer battered cod, tartar sauce, house made slaw and fries.
American Hero Ermal "Ernie" Fraze (1913-1989)
"Ernie" Fraze was born in Indiana in 1913. After growing up he moved to Ohio embarking on a career in machine tool operation in the 1940's. In 1949 he formed his own engineering and machine tool business in Dayton Ohio, the Dayton Reliable Tool Company. His company manufactured tools and machinery and acquired clients such as General Electric, Chrysler, Ford, as well as Aeronautics companies. One day in 1959 Ernie attended a picnic when he realized that he forgot to bring his can opener (at the time known as a "church key") to open their canned drinks. He ended up finally prying them open using his car bumper! This hassle stirred around in his mind for months and thought about it lying in bed at night when trying to fall asleep. He decided to solve this dilemma by designing a new type of can, and was referred to as a "pop top". This enabled people to open the can easily with a removable opening device without the need of a separate can opener.
By 1965, even before he received his patent, over 75% of the beer brewers adopted Fraze's new can. Eventually his company began to manufacture a system mass producing these cans to be used by soft drink and brewing companies everywhere. He refined and improved his design over the years developing the first push in and fold back tab in 1977. This principle design is still being used today, in cans all over the world. The next time you open a can, thank Ernie Fraze for how easy it is to do.