Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 17:08:46 CDT From: "Krahn, Al" Subject: "86" The number 86 is official restaurant jargon meaning "we are out of that." You will find it in the book issued to restaurant workers who belong to the union. I was at a Perkins Restaurant about two months ago. I kept hearing "86" being piped to waiters and waitresses over the intercom. I mentioned to our waitress that they seemed to be out of a lot of things and she said several busloads of people they hadn't expected had stopped there and they ran out of many supplies. AKRA Albert E. Krahn Instructor, English Department AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU Milwaukee Area Technical College Phone: (414) 297-6519 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443 Fax: (414) 297-7990