If fast food companies stayed true to their original ideas…

1. When Ben and Jerry decided to go into business, they really wanted to make bagels.

2. Glen Bell, the founder of Taco Bell (I had no idea the “Bell” represented a person, I’ll be honest), started his career in the fast food business with a meager hot dog stand.

3.  Tim Hortons’ Timbits actually started as hamburger joints?

4.  William Rosenberg’s plan was to deliver his Dunkin’ Donuts and coffee the way ice-cream trucks do.

5. Al Copeland, founder of Popeye’s Chicken originally started out selling donuts.  FYI: Popeyes is named for Popeye Doyle, a character in the film The French Connection.

6. Troy Smith, founder of Sonic started out with Troy’s Pan Full of Chicken in order to generate revenue to build a steakhouse.

7. Wilbur Hardee started out owning several inn-style restaurants.

8. Carl Karcher, founder of Carl’s Jr., started out with a hot dog stand.

9. Chick-fil-A started out as Dwarf Grill in Hapeville Georgia.  It’s still there but now as Dwarf House. They sell steakburgers there.

10. McDonald’s brothers Dick and Mac, started out as a hot dog stand in Monrovia California.  The McDonald’s brothers sold out to Ray Croc in 1954.

More on these stories at Mental Floss


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