Where Did the Term 86 Come From?

We’ve all heard someone used the term “86” in reference to doing away with something. There are a few schools of thought behind where the saying came from. Some have more legs than others, such as those of the restaurant industry but to this day, there is still no official etymology. At Kitchen 86, our menu is always evolving.  Our goal is when we "86" an item from the menu, we will replace it with something even better.