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Backgrounds of Famous American Restaurants

Individuals or married couples were said to have founded the many famous American restaurants of today. Many people know of the name Colonel Harland Sanders who started a very famous chicken brand. In his gas station in Corbin, Kentucky, Colonel started serving meals. One dessert factory was founded by a couple named Oscar and Evelyn Overton, and it was Evelyn who was baking from her kitchen. In the 1980s, a famous fast food was founded by Bill and T.J. Palmer. At the age of 19, a very young Bill Darden opened his first seafood restaurant which became famous today.

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. In Corbin, Kentucky, Colonel Sanders started cooking at the age of forty, for his customers buying fuel in his gas station, and eventually these customers came for his cooked meals. With the expanding demand of his cooked food, Sanders opened a restaurant across the street of his gas station, that accommodated one hundred and forty two people. The Colonel had developed pressure cooking of fresh chicken to make it cook faster. Sanders was able to develop his secret eleven herbs and spices that he used to coat his chickens, and this until now are being used in all of the restaurant’s recipes. Colonel’s company later on became a franchise after 1952.

In Detroit, Michigan, the first cheesecake shop of Oscar and Evelyn Overton was opened in the late 1940s. But Evelyn closed her shop to become a stay at home mom and just supplied her cakes to nearby restaurants. The family later moved to Los Angeles where they opened a new 700 foot square store. As their baking reputation grew, they purchased a larger bakery while Evelyn continued to create 20 kinds of cheesecakes and other desserts, and these items were sold to nearby states. There are more than 150 restaurants of this cheesecake brand, and it showed to people that American dream really do come true.
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It was in Atlanta, Georgia in year 1980, when the history of the restaurant of Bill and T.J. Palmer started and has now grown into 1,965 restaurants all over the USA and Europe.
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The founder of the famous seafood restaurant Bill Darden, opened his first restaurant at a very young age of 19. The first opening was in Lakeland, Florida, and the theme was casual seafood that was focused on quality and service.

With books and magazines available today, the famous recipes of these favourite American restaurants can be followed in the comfort of your own kitchen.