Saori Minota's AFC Employee Badge

Description
A gold first generation AFC badge that belonged to Saori Minota, a member of the Special Projects Department at the AFC Corp. headquarters. On the left side of her name is the first generation AFC logo, which is an oval that contains the letters “AFC” and an image of two pieces of nigiri sushi. Below her name reads “Special project department”, indicating the department to which she belonged, and underneath, “The Premier Sushi Company” is printed in reference to the quality of AFC’s products.
AFC employees were required to wear name tags while on duty. The first generation AFC logo reveals that this badge was used sometime before 2003, which was when the “Southern Tsunami” trademark replaced the original AFC logo. The badge was a means to identify the employee and the department they worked under, as well as a means to advertise their business.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
badge
date made
ca 1980s
maker
unknown
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 8.255 cm x 3.81 cm
part: 1 3/8 in x 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
2012.3099.03
catalog number
2012.3099.03
nonaccession number
2012.3099
subject
Food
Sushi
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Sushi
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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