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Know the History of Some of the Great American Restaurants 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. You may know of another popular fast food that was founded by Bill and T.J. Palmer in the 1980s. Bill Darden, who at the tender age of 19, opened his first seafood restaurant which is now very popular. Today, the chicken restaurant that Colonel Harland Sanders founded, has become one of the largest restaurant businesses around the globe. The presence of this restaurant is in more than eighty countries globally. 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. Eventually, Sanders decided to expand his business by opening a restaurant that had a capacity of one hundred and forty two customers, located across the street from his gas station. In order to cook faster, Colonel started pressure cooking of his fresh chicken. He further invented the eleven herbs and spices to coat his chicken, which remains a secret and used until now in all of his chicken recipes. After 1952, the company of Colonel became a franchise. It was in the late 1940s that the first cheesecake shop of Oscar and Evelyn Overton was opened in Detroit, Michigan. However, when Evelyn decided to be a stay at home mother, she closed her shop and just supplied her cakes to several restaurants in her locality. They decided to move to Los Angeles and there they opened their first cheesecake business in a 700 square foot store. In the city, the baking reputation of the Overtons grew that they have to purchase a larger bakery, and Evelyn further created 20 cheesecake varieties and other desserts, while they distributed these items and extended their business to other states. With more than 150 restaurants today, this restaurant brand had again proven that American dream do come 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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Meanwhile, Bill Darden who was the founder of the famous seafood restaurant opened his first restaurant at a young age of 19 years old. 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.