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