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re: History Channel The Food that built America
I'd take a Whopper (No Mayo add Mustard) any day over a Big Mac. But I much prefer McDonald's fries and service.


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re: History Channel The Food that built America
Very interesting series. Amazing how Reece's started out. The Baby Ruth story was pretty funny.


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Ray Kroc always said he was in the REAL ESTATE business


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re: History Channel The Food that built America
Didn't know they are showing new episodes of The Food that built America. I missed this one. Will have to start watching it again. Have seen all of the ones from last season. I set my reminder for Sunday night. They're showing the Milton Hershey one at 6pm, the Kings of Burgers one at 7pm, and the new one, American Cheese, at 8pm Sunday.

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BK are way better that McDs, but BK has the absolute worst service than anywhere in the fast food world.
My parents always went to McDonalds when I was a kid. I started eating BK in jr. high, and got them to go there some. Fast food-wise, I just about ate nothing but BK until I was in my 20's.

Microwaves ruined BK. Growing up, you waited, while they ran a patty across their grill. Everything is now precooked, and heated in a microwave. Don't really like any fast food hamburgers now.

Love McDonalds fries. That's about the only thing I ever eat from there. Their bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits are great, Don't like any of their burgers except the little ones, but hate the chopped up onions on them.




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Microwaves ruined BK. Growing up, you waited, while they ran a patty across their grill. Everything is now precooked, and heated in a microwave. Don't really like any fast food hamburgers now.


BK was still flame broiling my burger last week like they did 40 years ago. You can see and smell the smoke coming out the vent from the parking lot. McDs still cooks their burger patties on a flattop grill.


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CarRamrod
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re: History Channel The Food that built America
are these new ones? the ones on Kellogg, KFC, Hershey's, etc were great


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My brother lives in Taiwan. The first thing he wants when he comes to the states is Chinese food because he says you can't get it in Asia. Not OUR Chinese food.



I can't go back to eating American Chinese food. It's overly fried and disgusting compared to the real thing.


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I can't go back to eating American Chinese food. It's overly fried and disgusting compared to the real thing.


Ooooh, ok Mr. Fancy Pants. Go eat your connective tissue, tendons and organs. The rest of us will be at the bar, crushing orange chicken and spring rolls.


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are these new ones? the ones on Kellogg, KFC, Hershey's, etc were great


Yes. Last night was a new episode. Never knew the stories of Kellogs, Post, Hershey and Mars. The M&M's part was very interesting.


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Ooooh, ok Mr. Fancy Pants. Go eat your connective tissue, tendons and organs. The rest of us will be at the bar, crushing orange chicken and spring rolls.


Spring rolls are actually Chinese. Yeah, I eat those. Haven’t eaten Orange Chicken in well over a decade. And I’m not judging anyone who does, since I think most people would be appalled and disgusted by some stuff I ate over there. Donkey was no sarcasm a regular feature in my diet over there for example.
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are these new ones? the ones on Kellogg, KFC, Hershey's, etc were great


The Kellogg's story is fascinating. It was amazing just how much of a pompous a-hole the older brother was. Even after W.K. Kellogg proved to have a successful business formula, he still wouldn't give him credit and basically stabbed him in the back any chance that he could.

Also C.W. Post buying up all of the press equipment was just dastardly

Who knew the cereal business was so cutthroat in the beginning?


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And the pizza episode was really good, too!


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And the pizza episode was really good, too!


Yeah, learned some things from that one as well.


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Yeah, just saw the pizza episode a couple days ago. Knew a little about Tom Monaghan, but absolutely nothing about Pizza Hut. I didn't realize how big it was. Though I do frequently recognize old Pizza Huts that are other things now - and there's a Facebook group/website dedicated to finding them for some reason.

Guess the original really did look like a hut:


I wonder how accurate these shows are. If Tom Monghan's brother really did storm out and miss the growth of Dominos because he didn't want to make a delivery or whatever, that's kind of hilarious.


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I wonder how accurate these shows are. If Tom Monghan's brother really did storm out and miss the growth of Dominos because he didn't want to make a delivery or whatever, that's kind of hilarious.


Talk about an all time bonehead move if that did happen.


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CarRamrod
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The Kellogg's story is fascinating. It was amazing just how much of a pompous a-hole the older brother was. Even after W.K. Kellogg proved to have a successful business formula, he still wouldn't give him credit and basically stabbed him in the back any chance that he could.

Also C.W. Post buying up all of the press equipment was just dastardly

Who knew the cereal business was so cutthroat in the beginning?
the best part was after WK's factory burned down, and his brother had a contract with the machine manufacture that they can not supply anyone else with the flake making machine, WK read through their contract and said, but yall can repair the pieces i have, and basically rebuild brand new machines under the premise of they werent new, they were repaired.


Reminds me of the Obama EO where no new refineries could be build. So all the companies did expansions, which were just brand new facilitys across the street.


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Panda Express TYFYS


LSUlefty
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re: History Channel The Food that built America
I had no idea the Whopper was so much older than the Big Mac. Hell I was even more surprised that the Filet O'Fish was older than the Big Mac.


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BorrisMart
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re: History Channel The Food that built America
I need to watch this. Interesting concept. My parents are nearing 70 and they both talk about how pizza wasn't really a thing like it is now when they were kids back in the 50s/60s. Which I find interesting since Pizza is such a stable of American food now. Same with McDonalds, they were saying how everyone wanted mcdonalds when it started getting big like people go crazy over Chick Fila now.


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My parents are nearing 70 and they both talk about how pizza wasn't really a thing like it is now when they were kids back in the 50s/60s.

I didn't have a restaurant pizza until I was 17. It just wasn't a standard take-out option back then. Especially for large families.


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