SF restaurant honors Jack LaLanne with tribute table

This undated image provided by Ariel Hankin shows fitness pioneer Jack LaLanne at his home in Morro Bay, Calif., according to his publicist, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Ariel Hankin)

January 24, 2011 7:29:01 PM PST
A San Francisco restaurant paid a special tribute to fitness guru Jack LaLanne Monday.

The San Francisco native died Sunday of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home in Morro Bay. He was 96.

LaLanne preached fitness on his television show and would become known as the father of America's modern health movement.

A table was set in his honor at San Francisco's John's Grill with the restaurant's signature dish -- "Jack LaLanne's favorite salad" made with seasonal greens, Dungeness crab, shrimp, avocado, mushrooms and tomatoes.

"Every time Jack came to John's Grill he would hop from table to table; he was a gracious host saying hello to everyone, introducing himself, he really loved people," owner John Konstin said.

LaLanne is survived by his three children and wife Elaine, whom he met while they were both working at ABC7.