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A look back at Lawry’s signature waitstaff uniform

So-called “brown gown” endures through the ages

Lawry’s has staked its reputation on the prime rib it serves tableside, but the chain is also known for the signature uniform of its waitresses, affectionately called the “brown gown.”

The “brown gown” consists of a brown dress, white apron and white hat. While there have been some tweaks over the years — the color of the dress, the length of the sleeves, the drop of the collar — the uniform has managed to survive since the chain’s founding in 1938.

Take a look back at the evolution of the “brown gown” over the years.

All photos courtesy of Lawry’s

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