Kinzel: "People have to eat"

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:12 PM
kpjb's avatar I can hear it now: "I'm not paying 10 cents to use the bathroom! I'll go out to my car and poop in the trunk!"


Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:53 PM
Pay toilets were very common in amusement parks during the 1950s and 1960s. Both West View and Kennywood had them but there was always at least one free toilet available. In KWs case, there were an equal number of each. The toilet fee was originally 5 cents and went up to 10 cents around 1960.

Pay toilets were not intended to clear a profit but to control vandalism and loitering and to defray cleanup costs. Because mens urinals were always free, there was a protest by women regarding inequality. The pay johns went away during the 1970s because of public pressure and/or legislation.

In recent years, pay toilets have been reapppearing as stand alone facilities on streets and sidewalks. This new breed of pay toilets usually costs 25 cents to use and is self cleaning. Most of the cost of maintaining the toilets id paid for by advertising revenue and not from the user fees. *** Edited 8/21/2008 3:55:41 AM UTC by Arthur Bahl***

Arthur Bahl

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:50 PM
Back to the pizza topic...Matt & Chet's sucks.

Best Pizzz ... Jac & Do's in Findlay, OH. Larosas in the park sucks...but a real Larosas is right up there with Donato's any day.

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Monday, August 25, 2008 11:25 PM
Its crazy what anyone would spend at a CF park. It is not a smart idea for the CEO to own up to upping prices. I spent more money there eating then anything. It will be the last time I spend that much...I'd rather eat crackers out of my car. I think the insane Kinzel's reign over the chain will be ending if he keeps it up.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008 8:43 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
Technically it couldn't happen.

Ohio was one of the states where pay toilets were banned in the 70's when the big backlash happened. I assume that ban still stands.

I remember when Conneaut had pay toilets. That was in the late 70's early 80's...
"dad, can i have dime for the john?"
"nah, just crawl under the door..."
and mom would say: "you're on the couch tonight, Teddy..."

Funny how certain memories can bring a smile years decades later...

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