Colonel Sanders invested his wealth and wisdom into creating one of the most successful fast-food chains in the world. He came up with the perfect fried chicken recipe while working at a gas station in the 1930s. Years later, the recipe was bought from him, and a fried chicken chain was established, using his original recipe.
Kentucky’s Colonel didn’t believe his newer recipe met the original’s standards, however, this didn’t keep him away from competition. He established a new fried chicken chain to compete with the original one, leaving the original recipe in the dust.
The Largest Toy Distributor in the World
You would have thought that Toys R Us or FAO Schwarz are the biggest toy distributors in the world, but in fact, you'll be surprised to know that one of the biggest and most famous fast food chains is way up front in this race.
McDonald's happy meal has been distributing more toys than any other toy store. In recent years, the big M has been offering books as part of their happy meal, making them house more books than the Library of Congress.
Arby's Best Mistake
Arby's is one of America's favorite fast sandwich chains. It was founded in 1964 as an "anti-hunger" act, offering customers something other than just a piece of meat in a bun. The demand for roast beef and cheddar sandwiches grew, and by 1996 the chain had more than 3000 points of sale. One of their most famous dishes was accidentally born.
Arby's "Meat Mountain" was not created just like any other item on the menu. In 2014 an ad was designed, showcasing all of the meat varieties the chain had on offer. Customers began asking for the sandwich they saw in the ad (which never existed), and the rest is history.
Size Does Matter
We all love a good Subway sandwich, and one of the reasons we love Subway so much is because of its size. Subway had to think before publishing a foot-long Sub when it was only 11 inches long.
In 2013 Subway was sued for not keeping their promises and providing a much shorter Sub than initially advertised. Since then, Subway has been using rules to assure every foot-long sub is, in fact, a foot-long.
Black Squid Ink
You can never go wrong with a simple burger and fries. A juicy burger accompanied by crispy fried potatoes will satisfy anyone at any time. Except when you are in Japan. This was for a limited time only, but in 2014 the Japanese Burger King introduced something a little different.
Black squid ink was infused into the bun and the cheese. We've never had it, but apparently, it tastes better than it looks. No wonder it was for a limited time only.