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In-N-Out Burger
Founded in 1948 in Baldwin Park, CA by Harry and Esther Snyder
Currently has revenue of $315 Million a year with 208 locations
 

In 1948, the first In-N-Out Burger was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park. Harry's idea of a drive-thru hamburger stand where customers could order through a two-way speaker box was quite unique. In that era, it was common to see carhops serving those who wanted to order food from their car. Harry's idea caught on and California's first drive-thru hamburger stand was born.

The Snyder's business philosophy was simple: "Give customers the freshest, highest quality foods you can buy and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling clean environment." These principles have worked so well over the years that they are still the company's fundamental philosophy.

 

 
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YEAR BRAND NAME FOUNDERS LOCATION LINK
       
1940 Dairy Queen Gramps McCullough Joliet, IL www.dairyqueen.com
         
1941 Carls Jr Carl Karcher South Central LA, CA www.carlsjr.com
Don Carlos Bar-B-Que Don Carlos Edwards Salt Lake City, UT www.arcticcirclerest.com
       
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1945 Baskin Robbins Bert Baskin & Irv Robbins Glendale, CA www.baskinrobbins.com
       
1946 Dwarf House Truett Cathy Hopeville, GA www.chickfila.com
  The Swanky Club Glenna Leany Las Vegas, NV  
  The Hilltop Lounge Glenna Leany Las Vegas, NV  
         
1947 Shoney's Alex Shownbaum Charlston, WV www.shoneys.com
Bell's Burgers Glen Bell San Bernardino, CA  
       
1948 McDonald's Maurice & Dick McDonald San Bernardino, CA www.mcdonalds.com
  In-N-Out Harry Snyder Baldwin Park, CA www.in-n-out.com
  Marie Callendar's Marie, Cal & Don Calendar Orange County, CA www.mcpies.com
  Coco's John McIntosh Corona Del Mar, CA www.cocosbakery.com
  Bob Evans Bob Evans Gallipolis, OH www.bobevans.com
  Winchell's Donuts Verne Winchell Temple City, CA www.winchells.com
         
1949 Bob's Big Boy Scott MacDonald & Ward Albert Burbank, CA www.bobs.net
 
 
 

 
   
   
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1944 Howard Johnson closed 188 restaurants leaving only 12 due to the war.
  Marie Callendar sells her pies to restaurants
   
1945 Carl's Full Service Restaurant, Anaheim, CA
   
   
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Also at this time in History
   
Other Brands: 1948- Cheetos debut as a snack
  1948- Mountain Dew is developed by Tip Corporation
   
Other Things: 1940- Walt Disney's animated motion picture Fantasia, starring Mickey Mouse, debuts.
  1945- Franklin Roosevelt dies on April 12 and Harry S. Truman, becomes president.
  1945- In August, U.S. planes drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, prompting
     Japan's surrender.
   

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