Today we see fast food restaurants everywhere. Find out how some of your favorite places to eat first got their start.
Check out some more stories of America's most famous fast food chains.
In 1930 during the Great Depression, Harlan Sanders opened his first restaurant in a gas station in Corbin, Ky., called Sander's Court & Café. By 1952, The Colonel began franchising his fried chicken business.
Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. The next year, he opened a second restaurant and added a drive-thru pickup window. From the beginning, the chain served up its signature square burgers and milkshakes.
The first Starbucks opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971; the name was inspired by Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick.
Inspired by McDonald's, Glen Bell also opened a hamburger joint, but then had a new idea: He began selling crunchy tacos with a combination of Mexican ingredients at his new restaurant, Taco Tia, in Downey, Calif. in 1954. Bell later expanded to include a variety of menu items and called the new concept Taco Bell.
Thanks to Huffington Post for this great story.