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ENTREPRENEUR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984)

Businessman Ray Kroc was responsible for turning McDonald’s into the world’s
dominant fast-food chain after buying the business for $2.7 million in 1961. He
was the owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until 1984.

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THE ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET ~

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Sweden and France were the first countries to form the buffet concept. The
smorgasbord originated in Sweden as a way to feed hungry out-of-town
visitors. The offering started out small with just bread and butter, which in
the Swedish language translates to “smorgasbord”. The menu grew to
include salted fish, eggs and boiled vegetables, moving on to cold cuts,
warm entrees and salads, ending the spread with dessert and coffee. The
French offered a more refined display featuring lavish “buffet” tables. 

The Swedish folks brought their smorgasbord to America at the 1939
World’s Fair in New York. The sizable selection of food was located
atop a rotating platform inside the Three Crowns restaurant (below).

The smorgasbord at Three Crowns went on to inspire other buffet-style
restaurants in the 1950’s.      

    
     

   
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IT’S THE REAL COLONEL’S BIRTHDAY

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Harland Sanders in 1914.

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Sanders when he was a tire salesman.

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Colonel Harland David Sanders
(September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980
)

Sanders was a businessman and entrepreneur, best known for
building his Kentucky Fried Chicken café into a fast-food empire.

He worked as a farmer, salesman, steamboat pilot, and railroad
fireman. He sold KFC to John Y. Brown Jr., Jack Massey, and a
group of investors for $2 million in 1964.

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REMEMERING THE BURGER CHEF CHAIN

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Burger Chef was a fast-food restaurant chain that began operating in 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It expanded throughout the United States, and, at its peak
in 1973, had 1,050 locations. The chain featured several signature items, such
as the Big Shef and Super Shef hamburgers.

In 1982, the General Foods Corporation, then-owners of the Burger Chef name trademark, divested itself of the restaurant chain, gradually selling to the owners
of Hardee’s. The final restaurant to carry the Burger Chef name closed in 1996.

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CREATOR OF THE “BIG MAC” HAS DIED AT 98

Mr. Delligatti’s initiative helped launch McDonald’s on a long-running diversification of a menu once limited to little more than basic hamburgers, fries, shakes and soft drinks.

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Michael "Jim" Delligatti  (August 2, 1918 – November 29, 2016)

PITTSBURGH (AP) –  The Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s franchisee who created
the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died.

McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Michael "Jim" Delligatti  
died at home surrounded by his family on Monday night.

Delligatti’s franchise was based in Uniontown when he invented the chain’s
signature burger with two all-beef patties, "special sauce," lettuce, cheese,
pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. He also created the Egg McMuffin
breakfast sandwich in 1970.

 

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             THE ‘’BIG MAC’’.

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