History of Walmart

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Walmart may be the world’s largest retailer, but not a lot of people know the history behind it. So here’s a little bit of Walmart’s background. Its founder, Sam Walton, was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, on March 29, 1918. Because of the circumstances at the time – particularly the Great Depression – … Read more

The History of Dunkin’

Dunkin’, also known as Dunkin’ Donuts, is the biggest doughnut and coffee chain not just in the U.S. but also in the world, with 12,900 locations in 42 countries. Dunkin’s success story began in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1948 when entrepreneur William Rosenberg (1916 – 2002) opened a doughnut-and-coffee shop. He named his … Read more

History of Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut has made Italian-American cuisine more popular and accessible to billions of customers in the U.S. and several countries worldwide. It is currently the world’s largest pizza chain in terms of the number of branches and its percentage in the world pizza market. Early history The origins of Pizza Hut trace … Read more

The History of Jack in the Box

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Unlike other American fast-food chains that have gone national and global, Jack in the Box remains a regional fast-food chain. Because it is mainly concentrated on the West Coast and the southwestern areas of the country, you have probably never eaten at one. But at least you are familiar with it, thanks … Read more

The History of Wendy’s

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Wendy’s is a fast-food company that is the third-largest hamburger chain in the U.S., behind McDonald’s and Burger King. Like those two chains, Wendy’s also has a considerable presence in the global fast-food market. It is famous for its hamburgers with square-shaped patties, salad bar, and the Frosty (frozen dairy dessert). The … Read more

The History of McDonald’s

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If you ask anyone which fast-food chain they are most familiar with, they would most likely answer “McDonald’s.” Indeed, patrons would immediately recognize its iconic golden arches that have graced its restaurants for over 80 years. McDonald’s is so ubiquitous all over the world that people think that it’s always there. The … Read more

The History of Burger King

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The story of fast food giant Burger King began in 1953 with two aspiring entrepreneurs in Jacksonville, Florida. Keith J. Kramer and his wife’s uncle Matthew Burns were inspired by McDonald’s franchise success in San Bernardino, California. They opened their own restaurant, which they named “Insta-Burger King.” They built a stove, the … Read more

The History of Taco Bell

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Who hasn’t been to Taco Bell, or hasn’t at least heard of it? Taco Bell is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the United States that also operates in over 25 countries worldwide. It offers Mexican-inspired menu with a distinctively American flavor. Aside from tacos, Taco Bell also serves burritos, quesadillas, … Read more

Jobs Threatened by the Growing Use of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Jobs Threatened by the Growing Use of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

There are predictions that artificial intelligence software could make 10.5 million jobs unnecessary in the next 10 to 20 years. You may be at risk if you work in any of these sectors: office and administrative support; sales and services, transportation, construction and extraction or manufacturing. Just as industrial automation has replaced … Read more

Growing use of Robots in the Service Industry

Growing use of Robots in the Service Industry

Service robotics is a relatively young industry that has seen several technological improvements. Although there is still no consensus, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR, www.ifr.org) proposes a definition for service robotics which reads as follows: “A robot that operates automatically or semi-automatically to perform useful services for the well-being of humans … Read more

History of the Mainframe Computer

History of the Mainframe Computer

In this era of smartphones, the mainframe computer is seldom heard about. It’s because common people do not really purchase it. A mainframe computer, which is also known as “big iron,” is a high-performance computer made for high-volume and processor-intensive computing. These are typically used by large businesses and other scientific purposes … Read more

Interesting Facts about the Candy Industry

Interesting Facts about the Candy Industry

Almost everyone in the world loves a sweet treat, and the booming candy industry is a testament to this. The candy industry in the United States is currently leading in the volume of sugar, chocolate, and gum consumed. With holidays like Halloween, Easter, and Valentine’s Day, the consumption and purchase of candy … Read more

Businesses that Thrive on Holidays

Businesses that Thrive on Holidays

When the holidays roll around, many industries and their respective businesses find a way to make their goods and services special in a relevant manner. When something is made special, customers are more likely to buy it. Commercial holidays actually give businesses a free chance to sell their items and make more … Read more

Useful and Inspiring Sites

Useful and Inspiring Sites

Looking for websites to go to whenever you need a break from work? Many would resort to social media to scroll, scroll, scroll. But if you’re getting tired of your friends’ Facebook drama and the boring, repetitive tweets in your Twitter timeline, check out these useful and inspiring sites to unwind, gain … Read more