Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Matthew Perkins was born in Manes, MO, November 23, 1911. He served in the Army during WW2 and in 1958 opened Perkins Pancake House in the Cincinnati suburb of Silverton, with his brother, Ivan. Their…

 
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Arby’s

Arby’s

Arby’s was founded in Boardman, Ohio on July 23, 1964, by brothers Forrest and Leroy Raffel, of New Castle, PA. Forrest “Fuzzy” Raffel was a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration…

 
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Abuelo’s

Abuelo’s

To understand the story of Abuelo’s, one of the more upscale Mexican restaurants in our country, you first need to go to back to China where the very young founder, James Young fled to Taiwan…

 
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A&W All-American Food

A&W All-American Food

Before we can talk about A&W, can we first discuss root beer, the signature item of the chain that dates back to the colonists? Root beer is made of 16 roots and herbs with the most…

 
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Restaurant discounts: What you need to know

Restaurant discounts: What you need to know

Have you ever wondered why some chain restaurants offer kids eat free, or family promotions and the same restaurant across town doesn’t? Why some restaurants may offer military or Veteran discounts while others in the…

 
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Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Before we can talk about the barbecue at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Hof’s Hut, we need to go back to a much simpler time in the 1930s where Dirk and Sjoukje (a Dutch immigrant) Hofman…

 
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CoSchedule

CoSchedule

You need CoSchedule. I know your budget may be very tight, I understand. Find the resources. CoSchedule is a tool you must have if you want to win with content online. This blog post is…

 
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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Our first (and only?) love story… Most of us have had a bad first date. I remember a couple where I knew the chance of a relationship was over before knowing what I was going…

 
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Schlotzsky’s

Schlotzsky’s

Schlotzsky’s was started by Don and Dolores Dissman in 1971. They should be credited with doing one thing very well. Not many restaurants could pull off a menu with one sandwich but they found a…

 
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Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain

Part one of a three part trilogy. Au Bon Pain (we’ll tackle the pronunciation later) began in France, now resides in Germany with one American businessman in the center.  The story begins in 1976 when…

 
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