How Some American Restaurants Became Famous

It is a fact that many of the famous American restaurants were started by either individuals or married couples. Many people know of the name Colonel Harland Sanders who started a very famous chicken brand. It was in his gas station in Corbin, Kentucky that Sanders started serving meals. There is this dessert factory that was founded by couple Oscar and Evelyn Overton, where baking was done by Evelyn in her kitchen. Another famous fast food now was founded in the 1980s by Bill and T.J. Palmer. A great seafood restaurant was opened by a certain Bill Darden at a very young age of 19.

Going back to the chicken restaurant founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, this restaurant has become on the biggest restaurant businesses in the world today. This restaurant can be seen in more than eighty countries all over the world. Colonel Sanders started cooking, at the age of forty, for his customers buying fuel in his gas station in Corbin, Kentucky, which later on, customers were coming just to buy his cooked meals instead. Later on, Sanders expanded his business by opening a restaurant, across the street of his gas station, that seated one hundred and forty two customers. In order to cook faster, Colonel started pressure cooking of his fresh chicken. 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. The company of Colonel became a franchise after 1952.

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. When the family moved to Los Angeles later, they opened a 700 square foot store as their first cheesecake business. Their reputation grew and they purchased a larger bakery, while Evelyn created over 20 cheesecake varieties, and their business extended to other states. Today, there are around 150 restaurants of this brand and has proven of the old adage of an American Dream coming true.
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It was in 1980 when the restaurant of Bill and T.J. Palmer started in Atlanta, Georgia, and today, they cover the USA and Europe for around 1,965 restaurants.
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The founder of the famous seafood restaurant Bill Darden, opened his first restaurant at a very young age of 19. It was in Lakeland, Florida that the first restaurant was opened, and the it offered casual seafood with quality and service as the center of the business.

Nowadays, we can follow these favourite American restaurants’ recipes by reading books and magazines about famous recipes.