Business: Childs's Host

Rollicking along a New Jersey road one dawn three years ago, President George D. Strohmeyer of Childs Co. (restaurants) and some elated friends spied a sign: Maridell Inn. They tore the sign down, made a bonfire of it. Caught in the act by a policeman, they then split a fine of $75 plus $19.50 costs. This week Childs's President Strohmeyer again made news with a restaurant sign. This time, instead of tearing down an old one, he hung a new one: The Host, Incorporated.

Today there are 90 Childs restaurants in 23 U. S. cities...

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