News For This Month: Restaurants

Backgrounds of Famous American Restaurants

It is a fact that many of the famous American restaurants were started by either individuals or married couples. Many people know of the name Colonel Harland Sanders who started a very famous chicken brand. Sanders started serving meals from the gas station he owned in Corbin, Kentucky. There is this dessert factory that was founded by couple Oscar and Evelyn Overton, where baking was done by Evelyn in her kitchen. Another famous fast food now was founded in the 1980s by Bill and T.J. Palmer. Bill Darden, who at the tender age of 19, opened his first seafood restaurant which is now very popular.

Today, the chicken restaurant that Colonel Harland Sanders founded, has become one of the largest restaurant businesses around the globe. Today, this restaurant is franchised in more than eighty countries around the globe. Colonel Sanders started cooking, at the age of forty, for his customers buying fuel in his gas station in Corbin, Kentucky, which later on, customers were coming just to buy his cooked meals instead. 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. The Colonel had developed pressure cooking of fresh chicken to make it cook 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. After 1952, the company of Colonel became a franchise.

The dessert factory that was founded by Oscar and Evelyn Overton stated with the opening of their cheesecake shop in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1940s. But Evelyn closed her shop to become a stay at home mom and just supplied her cakes to nearby restaurants. They decided to move to Los Angeles and there they opened their first cheesecake business in a 700 square foot 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. Today, there are around 150 restaurants of this brand and has proven of the old adage of an American Dream coming 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.