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35 Of Your Favorite Fast Food Spots When They First Opened

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1. A&W – Opened 1919 in Lodi, California

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2. White Castle – Opened 1921 in Wichita, Kansas

3. Kentucky Fried Chicken – Opened 1930 in North Corbin, Kentucky

Before it was the KFC we all know and love, it was the Sanders Court & Cafe in North Corbin, Kentucky!
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Before it was the KFC we all know and love, it was the Sanders Court & Cafe in North Corbin, Kentucky!

4. Big Boy – Opened 1936 in Glendale, California

5. McDonald's – Opened 1937 in Monrovia, California

Before the first McDonald's franchise set up shop in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois, Patrick McDonald opened a food stand near the Monrovia Airport in Monrovia, California.
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Before the first McDonald's franchise set up shop in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois, Patrick McDonald opened a food stand near the Monrovia Airport in Monrovia, California.

6. Dairy Queen – Opened 1940 in Joliet, Illinois

7. In-N-Out Burger – Opened 1948 in Baldwin Park, California

8. Dunkin' Donuts – Opened 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts

9. Whataburger – Opened 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas

10. Jack in the Box – Opened 1951 in San Diego, California

11. Church's Chicken – Opened 1952 in San Antonio, TX

12. Sonic – Opened 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Before Sonic became Sonic in 1959, it was first called Top Hat Drive-In!
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Before Sonic became Sonic in 1959, it was first called Top Hat Drive-In!

13. Burger King – Opened 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida

14. Pizza Hut – Opened 1958 in Wichita, Kansas

15. Little Caesar's – Opened 1959 in Garden City, Michigan

16. Dominos – Opened 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan

17. Hardee's – Opened 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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18. Taco Bell – Opened 1962 in Downey, California

19. Arby's – Opened 1964 in Youngstown, Ohio

20. Del Taco – Opened 1964 in Yermo, California

21. Blimpie – Opened 1964 in Hoboken, New Jersey

22. Subway – Opened 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

23. Chick-fil-A – Opened 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia

24. Long John Silver's – Opened 1969 in Lexington, Kentucky

25. Wendy's – Opened 1969 in Columbus, Ohio

26. Taco Cabana – Opened 1978 in San Antonio, Texas

27. Panda Express – Opened 1983 in Glendale, California

28. Jimmy John's – Opened 1983 in Charleston, Illinois

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29. Papa John's – Opened 1983 in Jeffersontown, Indiana

Founder John Schnatter first started the business by selling pizzas out of a broom closet in the back of his father's tavern!
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Founder John Schnatter first started the business by selling pizzas out of a broom closet in the back of his father's tavern!

30. Boston Market – Opened 1985 in Newton, Massachusetts

31. Five Guys – Opened 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia

32. Freebirds Burrito – Opened 1987 in Isla Vista, California

33. Chipotle Mexican Grill – Opened 1993 in Denver, Colorado

34. Moe's Southwest Grill – Opened 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia

35. Shake Shack – Opened 2000 as a food cart in New York, New York

And in 2004, Shake Shack opened their first ever restaurant in Madison Square Park!
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And in 2004, Shake Shack opened their first ever restaurant in Madison Square Park!

Which fast food spot is your favorite?

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