The 25 Oldest Restaurant Chains in America


America is filled with great restaurants. There’s two ways that restaurants distinguish themselves. If they are great they will stand the test of time. They can last decades and people don’t get tired of them. The second thing they can do is they can expand out and franchise. Some people see franchising as “selling out for money”. The truth is that franchising allows companies to provide their food to a larger audience. They can continue to produce their creations and it allows even more people to enjoy their creations.

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So let us go through those places that have been fortunate enough to manage both of these things. They’ve franchised out (often to immense sizes) and they have lasted the test of time. Enjoy this trip down memory lane mixed with some fun facts and modern takes.

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