How Some American Restaurants Became Famous
Individuals or married couples were said to have founded the many famous American restaurants of today. You may know that a certain Colonel Harland Sanders founded a very popular chicken brand. Sanders started serving meals from the gas station he owned in Corbin, Kentucky. One dessert factory was founded by a couple named Oscar and Evelyn Overton, and it was Evelyn who was baking from her kitchen. You may know of another popular fast food that was founded by Bill and T.J. Palmer in the 1980s. At the age of 19, a very young Bill Darden opened his first seafood restaurant which became famous today.
The chicken restaurant started by Colonel Harland Sanders is now one of the largest restaurant businesses around the globe. Today, this restaurant is franchised in more than eighty countries around the globe. In the age of forty, Colonel Sanders began cooking for those travellers buying fuel in gas station in Corbin, Kentucky, and later on, these people started coming because of Sanders cooked meals. 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. To cook his chicken, Colonel would pressure cook a fresh chicken thus cooking it faster. 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. 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. 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. 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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The history of the restaurant of Bill and T.J. Palmer started in 1980 that opened in Atlanta, and proudly now expanded to 1,965 restaurants all over in 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.