Food & History: May 30 1918 Sausage maker Bob Evans born, also founder of Bob Evans Restaurants. 1926 James McLamore born, founder of Burger King.
Food & History: May 20 1506 Explorer Christopher Columbus dies. 1799 Honore de Balzac Born. Author and food enthusiast, Balzac would lock himself in a room when he had a spell of creativity consuming only fruit, eggs and coffee. When he took a break he consumed huge amounts of food. One report recalls that at […]
Food & History: April 29 1884 Michael Thomas Bass, Jr. dies, Grandson of Bass Brewery founder, William Bass. He took control of the company in 1827, and by 1881 Bass was the largest brewery in the world. 1988 McDonald’s announces it will be opening 20 Moscow restaurants. They will serve Bolshoi Mak instead of Big […]
Food & History: April 23 1985 Coca-Cola announced it was changing its 99 year old secret formula but soon reverted back to the “Original Formula” after New Coke failed. To this day many suspect it was all a marketing scheme. 1992 The first McDonald’s in Beijing, China opens. It is also the world’s largest McDonald’s […]
Today in History: April 15 1955 The first franchised McDonald’s was opens in Des Plaines, Illinois, by Ray Kroc, who bought the hamburger restaurant owned by the McDonald brothers. Opening day a hamburger was .15 cents and French Fries were .10 cents.
Today in History: April 14 1912 The British luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight and sank by 2:20 a.m. on April 15. 1927 Clarence Birdseye of Massachusetts received a UK patent for frozen fish fingers.
Today in History: April 13 2008 The National Meats Institute in Uruguay organized a record Largest BBQ, grilling about over 26,000 pounds of beef on a mile long bbq grill using 6 tonnes of charcoal. 2013 John Galardi dies, founder of Wienerschnitzel (originally Der Wienerschnitzel) hot dog fast food chain.