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South St. Burger Co.

Fast Food Restaurant Reviews And Ratings For South St. Burger Co.

Name: South St. Burger Co.

Type of Food: Burgers and Fries

Interesting Fact: The name South St. Burger Co. comes from the name South Street Seaport, in New York City where the brothers founded the original New York Fries.

History: In 2005, Jay and Hal Gould, the brothers behind New York Fries,  opened a chain of stores called South St. Burger Co.  Each South St. Burger Co. makes the same fries as New York Fries but also sells hamburgers and salads. South St. Burger Co. has 13 locations across Canada.

Website: www.southstburger.com

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Wendy’s

Wendy'sName: Wendy’s

Type of Food: Hamburgers, Chicken Burgers, Chili

Interesting Fact: Wendy’s hamburgers are square, because founder Dave Thomas claimed he didn’t want to “cut corners”.

History: Wendy’s was founded by Dave Thomas and Robert Barney in 1969 and named after Dave’s 8-year old daughter, Melinda, who had the nickname of “Wendy” (originally “Winda”, stemming from the child’s initial difficulty saying her own name). The corporate headquarters is located in Dublin, Ohio. The first Wendy’s restaurant was opened in Columbus, Ohio on November 15, 1969, and grew rapidly. Today there are over 6700 locations in 33 countries.

Wendy’s Website: www.wendys.com

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Whataburger

WhataburgerName: Whataburger

Type of Food: Burgers

Interesting Facts: Whataburger is not to be confused with What-A-Burger, a chain of restaurants in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina that predated the first Texas Whataburger restaurant. The Texas Whataburger sued the Virginia What-A-Burger in 2003 over trademark infringement. The decision was they would coexist as Whataburger was not interested in the same regional locations as What-A-Burger.

History: In 1950, an entrepreneur named Harmon Dobson opened up the world’s first Whataburger on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. The small, wooden kiosk sold the enormous 5-inch burgers for 25 cents each. On August 8, 1950, company founder Harmon Dobson opened his first Whataburger restaurant in Corpus Christi, Texas. The small, wooden kiosk sold the enormous 5-inch burgers for 25 cents each, and before the first week was out, lines stretched down the street.

In 1952, Joe Andrews, Sr. brought his family to the newly opened Whataburger in Kingsville, Texas. After one bite, he knew Whataburger was something he wanted to be a part of. Joe was awarded the first franchise location shortly thereafter (the fifth Whataburger restaurant) which opened in Alice, Texas in 1953. The company began expansion outside of Texas in 1959, when Whataburger #21 opened in Pensacola, Florida.

By 1960, there were over 17 Whataburger locations in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. The familiar orange- and white-striped Whataburger A-frame started as a back-of-the-napkin sketch for Harmon Dobson. That sketch led to the opening of the very first A-frame Whataburger at the twenty-fourth Whataburger location in Odessa, Texas in 1961. In 1962, the menu grew with the addition of hot fried pies and French fries. In 1966, Whataburger added inside dining rooms to the A-frames establishment and in 1967, the official company logo, the familiar “Flying W,” was commissioned.

Later in 1967, an airplane crash took the life of company founder Harmon Dobson. Dobson’s wife, Grace, took control of the business. By the end of the decade, there would be 60 Whataburgers completely finished and six more under construction. Whataburger doubled its number of restaurants from 1971 to 1979. The first drive-through was installed in 1971, and in 1972 the company opened its 100th restaurant. Whataburger kept expanding. In the 1990′s Tom Dobson, Harmon’s son, oversaw expansion to over 500 units (and beyond), making Whataburger the country’s eighth largest hamburger chain. Today, there are more than 700 locations in 10 states.

Whataburger Website: www.whataburger.com

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White Castle

White CastleName: White Castle

Type of Food: Hamburgers

Interesting Fact: White Castle was the first fast-food hamburger chain ever.

History: The company was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas, when entrepreneur Billy Ingram partnered with cook Walter Anderson, who had developed an efficient way of cooking hamburgers quickly. Anderson’s original method used freshly ground beef and fresh onions. In 1933, Ingram bought out Anderson, and the following year the company moved corporate headquarters to Columbus, Ohio. The company remains privately held and its restaurants are company-owned; they are not franchised in the United States. Today there are more than 380 restaurants which are strictly limited to the eastern/southeastern sections of the Midwest, with the major exception of the greater New York area.

White Castle Website: www.whitecastle.com

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Five Guys Burgers And Fries

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Name: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Type of Food: Burgers and Fries

Interesting Facts: There are lots of facts about Five Guys Burgers. There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys. There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers, so nothing is ever frozen. For the health conscious, its good to know that their menu is trans-fat free. For the coupon hunters, note Five Guys does not offer any coupons or discounts. And for those with peanut allergies, note the following: They use Peanut oil.

History: Five Guys was founded in 1986 by Janie and Jerry Murrell and their four (now five) sons. The first Five Guys location opened in Arlington, VA no longer exists. It was located in the Westmont Shopping Center on Columbia Pike at Glebe Road.

In 2002, there were six locations in Northern Virginia run by the family. And then the Murrells decided to franchise Five Guys in Virginia and Maryland. With the help of Fransmart, a franchise sales organization Five Guys sells out of franchise territory within 18 months and starts to open the rest of the country for franchise rights

As of August 2010, there are more than 625 locations across 40 states and in five Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Website: www.fiveguys.com

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