Backgrounds of Famous American Restaurants
Individuals or married couples were said to have founded the many famous American restaurants of today. For example, a certain Colonel Harland Sanders founded a great chicken brand we know today. It was in his gas station in Corbin, Kentucky that Sanders started serving meals. A dessert factory was founded by couples Oscar and Evelyn Overton, wherein Evelyn was baking from her kitchen. You may know of another popular fast food that was founded by Bill and T.J. Palmer in the 1980s. Bill Darden, who at the tender age of 19, opened his first seafood restaurant which is now very popular.
Today, the chicken restaurant that Colonel Harland Sanders founded, has become one of the largest restaurant businesses around the globe. Today, this restaurant is franchised in more than eighty countries around the globe. In Corbin, Kentucky, Colonel Sanders started cooking at the age of forty, for his customers buying fuel in his gas station, and eventually these customers came for his cooked meals. With the expanding demand of his cooked food, Sanders opened a restaurant across the street of his gas station, that accommodated one hundred and forty two people. The Colonel had developed pressure cooking of fresh chicken to make it cook faster. As a secret to his cooking, Sanders developed the eleven herbs and spices to coat his chickens, and this secret is still being implemented in all of the restaurants’ chicken recipes. After 1952, the company of Colonel became a franchise.
In Detroit, Michigan, the first cheesecake shop of Oscar and Evelyn Overton was opened in the late 1940s. Having decided to be a stay at home mother, Evelyn closed her shop and just baked from her own kitchen and distribute her cakes in the local restaurants. The family later moved to Los Angeles where they opened a new 700 foot square store. Their reputation grew and they purchased a larger bakery, while Evelyn created over 20 cheesecake varieties, and their business extended to other states. There are more than 150 restaurants of this cheesecake brand, and it showed to people that American dream really do come true.
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It was in Atlanta, Georgia in year 1980, when the history of the restaurant of Bill and T.J. Palmer started and has now grown into 1,965 restaurants all over the USA and Europe.
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Meanwhile, Bill Darden who was the founder of the famous seafood restaurant opened his first restaurant at a young age of 19 years old. The first restaurant was opened in Lakeland, Florida, and casual seafood was served with the business motto of good quality and service.
Today, the recipes of these favourite American restaurants can be cooked from the comfort of your homes through the guidance of several books and magazines.