I'm the instigator of this post. I'm not from NYC but rather here in West Michigan. Intrestingly enough I first heard about this burger chain by listening to old Jean Shepherd radio shows broadcast on WOR from the late 50s thru the late 70's. I purchased a couple of CD's that contain hundreds of his old WOR shows in MP3 format and play them on my car audio system. His stories of his youth and growing up in the 30's in Hammond, Indiana are very funny to listen to while driving.
These old hour-long radio shows are complete with the original commercials and thats where I first heard about Prexy's and their slogan "The Only Hamburger With A College Education". Prexy's was one of his advertisers on his show in the early 60's
He once told his radio listeners durring a show to go into the new Prexy's that just opened in "The Village" on Saturday and say quietly "Excelsior" and you will get a free strawberry shortcake with soft ice cream.
In case any of you don't know who Jean Shepherd is, he was a skilled storyteller, entertainer, writer and broadcaster who sadly died in 1999.
He worked in broadcasting his entire life from when he was a teenager in the late 30's "Shep" also wrote short stories that were published in The Village Voice, Playboy Car & Driver and many others. He is best known as the author of "A Christmas Story and is also the narrative voice in the movie. "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out and Red Ryder BB Guns. The movie is shown every Christmas and has become a classic
For more info on Jean go to: http://www.flicklives.com
I have a jpg of the Prexy Place mat Menu but don't have posting privlige so if anyone wants it and/or would like to post it here please e-mail me through roadfood.com