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How did Burger King help start Burger Chef?  Why are they gone now?  Find out by listening to this episode of Fast Food History. Burger Chef was a fast food chain that began operating in 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana, expanded throughout the United States, and at its peak in 1973 had 1,050 locations, including some …
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KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) was the first Fast Food chain to feature something other than burgers, fries and hot dogs. Founded by Col. Harland Sanders in Corbin Kentucky in the 50’s when Sanders was 65 years old. Ever heard of ‘Kentucky Beef’  or KFC Eleven?  You will in this episode of Fast Food History. Also …
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A brief history of the Frankfurter, Weiner, Hot Dog, Coney, Pisa and about 100 other names for the good old Hot Dog. This is part one covering (sort of) the invention of the hot dog as we know it, the Icelandic Hot dog, the world record hotdogs and more. Next week, Col. Sanders and KFC …
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Fast Food History by Mike Dell - 5M ago
How was the Double-Decker Hamburger born? Today we talk about Big Boy, in all it’s different regional chains. Not exactly fast food but, as you will hear, they may be getting back to that. Find out how a 10 stool hamburger stand turned in to a National brand and even international.  (279 in Japan Still).  …
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The Coney Island Dog is  NOT the Coney Island dogs sold by Nathan’s and others on Coney Island in New York, but the hotdogs sold across Michigan and other places by Greek and Macedonian immigrants. Chili (or coney sauce) on a quality hotdog with Onions and Yellow Mustard (Catchup is for Fries!) Coney Island Hotdogs …
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Anyone remember the Kewpee Hotel Hamburger Chain? Me either, but it turned into a great local chain in the SE Michigan (Flint) area. Today on Fast Food History, we learn about the Halo Burger chain and how it came from the Kewpee Burger chain.
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Ground Beef and Bread, put it together and you get a fast food staple. Find out who claims to have invented the hamburger, some famous burgers and the world’s most expensive burger. The word hamburger comes from Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city. In German, Burg means “castle”. The word HAM in hamburger is from the old …
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Fast Food History by Mike Dell - 5M ago
The subject of a movie and the place that was responsible for the popularization of the Hamburger. Voted Time Magazine’s most influential burger joint, America’s first fast food place, White Castle. Today on Fast food history. White Castle is privately held, debt-free and has been run by the same family for nearly 100 years. Starting …
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What do Car Factories, Hockey, Baseball, mushrooms and the Civil Rights movement have to do with Little Caesars Pizza? Find out today on Fast Food History. Today we go over the history of the fastest growing pizza chain in the world. We also talk about Mike Ilitch, founder of Little Caesars and how Little Caesars Pizza and …
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