Southern Tsunami Employee Badge


This is an AFC employee badge with the second generation logo, “Southern Tsunami”. Southern Tsunami is a trademark registered to Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation in 2003. The logo consists of a blue wave with “Southern Tsunami” printed in orange and green. The logo is encased in a clear plastic container, with an empty space below for the employee to place their own name tag. On the back of the badge, there is a metal clip and a yellow sticker. On the yellow sticker, it reads "Achievement Badge Company. 1518 W. 7th St. Los Angeles 90017".

AFC employees were required to wear name tags while on duty. The Southern Tsunami logo reveals that this badge was used sometime after 2003 and before 2011, when the trademark was deemphasized. The badge was a means to identify the employee and the department they worked under, as well as a means to advertise their business.

Date Made: ca 1990s

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.3099.01Catalog Number: 2012.3099.01Nonaccession Number: 2012.3099

Object Name: badge

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (part material)Measurements: overall: 2 11/16 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.82625 cm x 6.6675 cm


Record Id: nmah_1434453

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