The Origins of 10 Favorite Fast Food Restaurants
The surprising back-stories of America's most iconic eateries.
But while fast food is as deeply embedded in the American psyche as rock ‘n’ roll, V8s, and television, what do we really know about the origins of our favorite joints? For instance, who knew that Taco Bell was created as an afterthought? Or that In-N-Out pioneered the two-way speaker system and gave us the modern drive-through? Just who are the Five Guys who invented President Obama's first choice in a burger?
Chow down on these fascinating morsels exploring the origins of America’s fast food industry.
Introduced as a side business, the Mexican menu was never supposed to run the show.
Brew coffee on the premises? Not us, said the college students who first launched this shop.
Are there really five guys? Yes...and no.
The man who launched this "royal" house was first to make burgers respectable. Seriously.
The "Dwarf Grill" became an industry giant by perfecting just one dish.
Just what is an "Animal Style" burger, and why would God care?
A former milkman heard a voice -- and it changed the drive-in business forever.
A college drop-out from Michigan topped the pizza business -- but his brother missed out on the dough.
The New Hampshire-born brothers arrived in Hollywood with $50 and "0" sold.
Its signature "beef bowl" has been a working-class hero for more than 100 years.
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