|Just as he did 43 years ago, Rydberg served his "13" an order she'll never forget.|
Steve Rydberg fell in love with young Kristine Hess while he worked at a McDonald's in Crystal in the late 1960s.
Then 16 years old, Rydberg and his co-workers developed a special code whenever a cute girl would come in and place an order. They'd say things like, '13 on register 2,' or 'I need some fries and a 13 on 3.' 13 was the tip off. And to Rydberg, no 13 ever surpassed Kristine Hess, who quickly became a regular at Steve's register.
"I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world," Rydberg told KARE 11
. Then the couple graduated from high school, and their young love seemingly died on the vine. More »