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  1. Profile photo of 1CrazyURL
    1CrazyURL Male 30-39
    264 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Link: Original Locations of 15 Mega-Chains - All these restaurant chains started somewhere with only one location. Interesting history.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    Every major company starts as a seedling business. It`s all up to success and how they run these businesses that determine their future growth.

    So dream big.

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    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    I live nearby the first Walmart store. It`s now a crappy visitor`s center. (Sam Walton had terrible taste in art, IMO.)

    What I find the most ironic about it is that Bentonville and Rogers (the town next to it, which is also the location of the first "official" Walmart - one that wasn`t a 5 and Dime) have unique historic downtown districts. There`s one cafe in particular I love to go to that has the best soups. Walmart ruins the main streets of America, yet donates loads of money to renovate the downtowns of their home office.

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    soon IAB will be on that list
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    Syris Male 13-17
    219 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    NicoNico
    its walmart
    stuffs not suppose to cost a lot
    lawlalwlalwwlaaw
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    Haha, I`ve been to the original Starbucks. I don`t even like coffee. Muddy brown nasty water. :P

    I think it`s funny how ugly the original buildings are.

    <_<

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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
    883 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 11:17 pm
    oh yeah, mcdonalds, the gap, motel 6, baskin-robbins, and taco bell, that`s all california right there baby
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    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm
    "Former-fatty Jared Fogle.."
    I laughed, but this article loses big points on journalism for that quip.

    Otherwise, very interesting! I want a Whopper now...damnit..

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    quibster Female 18-29
    4 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    my grandma owned the first baskin-robbins in the southern US to have a drive-thru window.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 12:06 am
    The Burger King one is WRONG.

    The Original Burger King

    Opened in 1952, The one cited in that page opened in 1954.

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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5976 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 4:44 am
    What about Chili`s! Thats started really close to my house. They just shut it down though :(
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    Bellatrix391 Female 13-17
    176 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 5:18 am
    Dick and Mac opened the first McDonald`s?
    Huh, I guess it`s a good thing they named the Big Mac after Mac then...
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 8:55 am
    hmm..
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    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 10:44 am
    Aww. They don`t have Pizza Hut, which started in Wichita, Kansas. Woot.
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    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 11:24 am
    I wonder... will they do another article to showcase the franchises from around the world as well? I think it would be really cool to see them put on something about Tim Horton`s first coffee and donut shop in Canada. Or how about the HBC franchise? That`s got to be the oldest company in the world, dating back to the fur trades of Canada.

    Let`s get out of the USA for a bit, and show off the best franchises the rest of the world has!

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    test-user564 Male 18-29
    491 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Shut up, no one cares about Canada!
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    test-user564 Male 18-29
    491 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    The sarcasm in my sentence might not flow well over the internet, so I`m letting you know I was joking.
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    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    Right, I forgot... *heh*

    Nah, I knew you were joking. :P We get it all the time...

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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    October 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Ah corporations. Helping infect the rest of the world with the virus of American culture.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3299 posts
    October 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    its ironic that theres a taco bell in mexico

    and what more ironic is that only the rich mexicans go


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    MGUESTY Male 30-39
    75 posts
    October 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Ahh! I love America!...They invented the Outback Steakhouse chain( not mentioned in this article) and exported the concept to Australia. Brilliant!
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    docadoodle Female 18-29
    28 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    kinda interesting...maybe this should be taught in those borish american history classes (jk) I am so glad I am finished with all that. *sigh*

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