Who Invented Burger King?

Who Invented Burger King?...

One of the leading fast food chains in the world today, Burger King is known for its great-tasting, sumptuous and generous servings of high quality hamburgers. Likewise, it serves other types of delicious treats such as salads, milkshakes and French fries. Today, the product offering of this restaurant chain has grown even further, now serving different kinds of fish and chicken dishes. Aside from these things, there are still other important things to find out about this highly successful business including who invented Burger King. The Invention of Burger King Who invented Burger King? Based on reports, the concept behind this popular restaurant chain was invented by business partners David Edgerton and James McLamore. It was established on December 4, 1954 somewhere within the Miami area in Florida. Before Burger King, there was Insta-Burger King, which was established in 1953 by Matthew Burns and Keith J. Kramer in Jacksonville, Florida. One of their trade secrets was the use of Insta-Broiler, which they used in their various franchises. This method of cooking produced an enticing flavor for the burgers. Edgerton and McLamore bought the rights to operate stores in the Miami area. They opened a branch of the Insta-Burger King within a Miami suburb on December 4, 1954. Because of the growing demand, the two entrepreneurs tried to improve their cooking equipment. Instead of continuing the use of Insta-Broiler, they replaced it with flame broiler, which is basically a mechanized gas grill. At some point in time, financial difficulties took its toll on the Insta-Burger King franchise. Edgerton and McLamore grabbed this opportunity to buy the rights of the restaurant chain to operate nationally. After that, they renamed the restaurant chain as Burger King of Miami, which later on became...
Who Invented Pancakes?

Who Invented Pancakes?

No individual can take credit for inventing the pancake. Just as there are different versions today, the history of pancakes indicate that it emerged in different forms in many countries. The Earliest Pancakes The Romans called it Alita Docia (Latin for “another sweet”). The ingredients consisted of milk, eggs and flour. These were mixed and fried. Some versions contained honey and fruit bits. Some of these contained cheese and meat, resembling omelets rather than pancakes. During the Medieval Age, the cake began to resemble the modern variety. Ingredients like cornmeal, buckwheat and potatoes started to be used. These cakes were made using bake stones and some hearths. Eventually many variants appeared with the ingredients used based on local culture and taste. The cakes also became associated with certain occasions. Its popularity was such that Shakespeare mentioned it no less than four times in two of his plays (All’s Well That Ends Well and As You Like It). Early in the history of pancakes it was linked to Shrove Tuesday, the day prior to the Christian Lent. During Lent, the church forbade eating eggs and fats. This custom started early in the Medieval Age and has persisted to this day. It has become a symbol of hope and renewal. Pancakes in America There are indications that even the Native Americans had their own version of it. It was called nokehick (translated as “no cake”). During the early history of pancakes in America, the nokehick and other cakes were called Indian cakes. During the 1700s, the Dutch popularized the buckwheat cake. In the mid 1750s, the hoe cake became popular. It was so called because it was cooked via flat hoe blades. Today, pancakes are also called hotcakes or flapjacks. The...
Who Invented the York Peppermint Patty?

Who Invented the York Peppermint Patty?...

Known as one of the tastiest chocolate candies manufactured by Hershey Foods Corporation, the York Peppermint Patty is originally licensed under Peter-Paul. This chocolate treat is very popular in the U.S. that it was introduced in other countries. Because of the unique taste of this candy, other confectionery manufacturers are interested in knowing the recipe used by Hershey to produce the product. To learn more about this item, it is best to know who conceptualized the creation of this merchandise. History of the Chocolate Candy Who invented the York Peppermint Patty? The chocolate candy was invented by Henry C. Kessler in 1940 for the York Cone Company. The product was first launched at the Northeastern states of the U.S., which include Indiana, Ohio as well as Florida. The merchandise became popular and Peter-Paul was interested in manufacturing the item. In 1972, Peter-Paul acquired York Cone Company and got the right to produce the chocolate candy. Three years after the acquisition, the firm decided to introduce the merchandise in the other states of the country. A merger between Cadbury Schweppes and Peter-Paul happened in 1978. The right to produce the chocolate was transferred to Hershey Corp. in 1988 when the firm acquired the confectionery division of Cadbury in the United States. The original version of the York Peppermint Patty was crisp and firm. The merchandise became famous at the time that it was launched because other chocolate candies are gummy and soft. However, to enhance the sales from the item, the company launched variants of the candy. One of the most special and sweetest variations of the product is the Peppermint Patties Miniature Hearts, which is commonly produced for Valentine’s Day. Most of the variants of the product were produced...
Who Invented Peanut Butter?

Who Invented Peanut Butter?...

It has been delighting lots of kids and adults for years. But has anyone wondered and found out who invented peanut butter? Its beginnings actually cover a long period in history. And it is difficult to actually pinpoint one person responsible for it all. Well, here are some hints on how peanut butter started. Early Records As early as 950 B.C. peanuts had been known to be popularly used in South America. The Incas then started turning them into a paste-like delicacy. By 1883, peanut butter was already a favorite Georgian delicacy in Savannah. According to some early dailies there, it was also in use for cooking in some parts of Africa and Asia about that time. However, no mention of specifically who invented peanut butter was mentioned. It was not until 1890 when a name finally surfaced on how peanut butter started. A Physician was Mentioned In 1890, a person was finally mentioned by some reports regarding how peanut butter started. The story went that there was once a physician in St. Louis who served his aged patients ground peanuts. This made the nutritious nuts to be easily eaten and digested by them. However, as to his actual name, nothing was mentioned. No one still knew who invented peanut better in particular. Dr. Ambrose Straub In 1890 crushed and pounded peanuts made into butter reached the shores of the American mainland and by the year 1900 the product was available in big sealed jars in grocery stores. Finally, in 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub came up with a special machine for making peanut butter. Thus finally, a name appeared in connection to who invented peanut butter. Well, at least they came up with the name of the inventor of...
Who Invented Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches?

Who Invented Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches?...

The origin and history of peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t clear as to who actually invented it. What is known is that during World War II the sandwich was eaten by US soldiers. Possible Origin and Source Bread had been eaten for thousands of years. Various forms of jelly have also been in existence for several hundred years at least. However peanut butter wasn’t invented until the 1890s. Records show the peanut butter became popular during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. By the 1920s and 1930s, several companies had come out with many peanut butter products. These Included Peter Pan and Skippy. It was also around this time that pre sliced bread started to appear. But food records don’t actually state that peanut butter and jelly were being sold. One theory is that the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwich began when US soldiers combined the two so they could eat quickly. There are claims peanut butter and jelly were part of their food rations. Another theory is that peanut butter was used because other popular foods were hard to find during the 1940s. Because meat and other food staples were scarce or costly, people begin trying other meals. The results were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Other Accounts There are claims the sandwich was already in existence in the early 1900s. Some claim that during the early 1900s peanut butter was served with various sweets and toppings. According to this account of the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwich, peanut butter was regarded as a delicacy. They were served with crackers, pimento and jelly. Some historians assert that the sandwich was already being eaten during the 1910s but wasn’t called peanut butter and...
Who Invented the Hamburger?

Who Invented the Hamburger?...

Hamburger is a special and popular sandwich that has a meat patty placed between two bread slices or a bun. To improve the flavor of the sandwich, some people add other ingredients like cheese, pickles, onion, tomato as well as lettuce. Others also add condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. According to reports, the term was derived from Hamburg, a German town. In order to know more about the history of this sandwich, it is important to start with identifying the person behind the invention of the hamburger. History of the Sandwich Who invented the hamburger? Several reports claim that the sandwich was invented by Ohioans Charles Menches and Frank Menches. Based on the obituary of Frank Menches, he and his brother invented the sandwich when the stocks of sausages ran out at their food store at the Summit County Fair in 1892. Instead of sausages, they use beef patty for their sandwiches. They also name the sandwiches after the place where the fair was held, Hamburg, New York. Another report stated that Charlie Nagreen from Seymour, Wisconsin invented the hamburger. According to the Seymour Community Historical Society, he was only 15 when he prepared sandwiches with meatballs and offered these at the Outagamie County Fair in 1885. The historical society also reported that the sandwiches were named after Hamburg steak. The government of Connecticut together with the Library of Congress agreed that Louis Lunch owner Louis Lassen invented hamburger. The first hamburger was sold in 1895 by Lassen. A report by the New York magazine stated that the sandwich does not have a name until a traveler from Hamburg, Germany, named it after the place where he lived. Frank X. Tolbert, a historian from Texas, attributed the...
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