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IN THE BEGINNING : HERE IS HOW THESE MAJOR FOOD CHAINS GOT THEIR START ...











ct: 35 Of Your Favorite Fast Food Spots When They First Opened


1. A&W – Opened 1919 in Lodi, California



2. White Castle – Opened 1921 in Wichita, Kansas



3. Kentucky Fried Chicken – Opened 1930 in North Corbin, Kentucky



4. Big Boy – Opened 1936 in Glendale, California



5. McDonald’s – Opened 1937 in Monrovia, California

Before the first McDonald’s franchise set up shop in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois, Patrick McDonald opened a food stand near the Monrovia Airport in Monrovia, California.


6. Dairy Queen – Opened 1940 in Joliet, Illinois



7. In-N-Out Burger – Opened 1948 in Baldwin Park, California



8. Dunkin’ Donuts – Opened 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts



9. Whataburger – Opened 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas



10. Jack in the Box – Opened 1951 in San Diego, California



11. Church’s Chicken – Opened 1952 in San Antonio, TX



12. Sonic – Opened 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Before Sonic became Sonic in 1959, it was first called Top Hat Drive-In!


13. Burger King – Opened 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida



14. Pizza Hut – Opened 1958 in Wichita, Kansas



15. Little Caesar’s – Opened 1959 in Garden City, Michigan



16. Dominos – Opened 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan



17. Hardee’s – Opened 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina



18. Taco Bell – Opened 1962 in Downey, California



19. Arby’s – Opened 1964 in Youngstown, Ohio



20. Del Taco – Opened 1964 in Yermo, California



21. Blimpie – Opened 1964 in Hoboken, New Jersey



22. Subway – Opened 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut



23. Chick-fil-A – Opened 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia



24. Long John Silver’s – Opened 1969 in Lexington, Kentucky



25. Wendy’s – Opened 1969 in Columbus, Ohio



26. Taco Cabana – Opened 1978 in San Antonio, Texas



27. Panda Express – Opened 1983 in Glendale, California



28. Jimmy John’s – Opened 1983 in Charleston, Illinois



29. Papa John’s – Opened 1983 in Jeffersontown, Indiana

Founder John Schnatter first started the business by selling pizzas out of a broom closet in the back of his father’s tavern!


30. Boston Market – Opened 1985 in Newton, Massachusetts



31. Five Guys – Opened 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia



32. Freebirds Burrito – Opened 1987 in Isla Vista, California



33. Chipotle Mexican Grill – Opened 1993 in Denver, Colorado



34. Moe’s Southwest Grill – Opened 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia



35. Shake Shack – Opened 2000 as a food cart in New York, New York

And in 2004, Shake Shack opened their first ever restaurant in Madison Square Park! 





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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




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