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HAPPY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY !

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Celebrated in the U.S. on the first Friday of June of each year, National
Doughnut Day was created by
The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938
to honor those of their
members who served doughnuts to soldiers
during
World War I. Their goal was to help people in need during the
Great Depression
. On this day many doughnut shops will be offering
free doughnuts.

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HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED!

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REMEMBER THIS DRIVE-IN SERVICE ?

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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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