Julia Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Julia Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City.  Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German-born, New Orleans-raised, Frank Hardart opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888. The small (11 x 17 feet) lunchroom at 39 South Thirteenth Street had no tables, only a counter with 15 stools.

Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City. Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German-born, New Orleans-raised, Frank Hardart opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888. The small (11 x 17 feet) lunchroom at 39 South Thirteenth Street had no tables, only a counter with 15 stools.

Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City.  Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German-born, New Orleans-raised, Frank Hardart opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888. The small (11 x 17 feet) lunchroom at 39 South Thirteenth Street had no tables, only a counter with 15 stools.

Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City. Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German-born, New Orleans-raised, Frank Hardart opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888. The small (11 x 17 feet) lunchroom at 39 South Thirteenth Street had no tables, only a counter with 15 stools.

Charles "Hamburger Charlie" Nagreen (1870-1951) was an American claimant to the title of inventor of the hamburger.  Born in Hortonville, Wisconsin, at 15 Nagreen was a vendor at the 1885 Seymour Fair. Knowing that the visitors to the fair would be hungry after gazing at the exhibits but wouldn't be able to walk and eat, he smashed a meatball and placed it between two slices of bread. His idea was a success and he returned every year until his death in 1951.  He called it the "hamburger".

Charles "Hamburger Charlie" Nagreen (1870-1951) was an American claimant to the title of inventor of the hamburger. Born in Hortonville, Wisconsin, at 15 Nagreen was a vendor at the 1885 Seymour Fair. Knowing that the visitors to the fair would be hungry after gazing at the exhibits but wouldn't be able to walk and eat, he smashed a meatball and placed it between two slices of bread. His idea was a success and he returned every year until his death in 1951. He called it the "hamburger".

Dan W. Evins, the founder of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, died Jan. 14 in Lebanon, Tenn. He was 76. In this image he is shown standing on the front porch of one of his stores.

Dan W. Evins, the founder of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, died Jan. 14 in Lebanon, Tenn. He was 76. In this image he is shown standing on the front porch of one of his stores.

Bob Evans, Born May 30, 1918  Died	June 21, 2007 (aged 89)  Occupation - Restaurateur, Marketer  Years active -1948-2007  Spouse -Jewell Victoria Waters  Children	Stanley Lewis II, Robbin Lewis, Deborrah Anne, Robert Steven, Gwendolyn Elizabeth, John Robert Evans

Bob Evans, Born May 30, 1918 Died June 21, 2007 (aged 89) Occupation - Restaurateur, Marketer Years active -1948-2007 Spouse -Jewell Victoria Waters Children Stanley Lewis II, Robbin Lewis, Deborrah Anne, Robert Steven, Gwendolyn Elizabeth, John Robert Evans

Robert Oscar Peterson (1916–1994) was an American businessman and philanthropist. As the founder of the Jack in the Box restaurant chain, he popularized the drive-through fast food restaurant concept. He is credited with being the first to pair the drive-through window with an intercom system for greater efficiency.

Robert Oscar Peterson (1916–1994) was an American businessman and philanthropist. As the founder of the Jack in the Box restaurant chain, he popularized the drive-through fast food restaurant concept. He is credited with being the first to pair the drive-through window with an intercom system for greater efficiency.

William Rosenberg,Born June 10, 1916  Died	September 22, 2002 (aged 86)  Mashpee, Massachusetts      Occupation -Founder of Dunkin' Donuts

William Rosenberg,Born June 10, 1916 Died September 22, 2002 (aged 86) Mashpee, Massachusetts Occupation -Founder of Dunkin' Donuts

Al Lapin - Restauranteur and entrepreneur, who founded the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) chain with his brother Jerry, opening the first store in Toluca Lake, California in 1958, whose signature restaurants featured a blue roof, and served unusual pancakes (e.g. chocolate chip) with pitchers of numerous syrup flavors and a "never empty" pot of coffee at each table, died June 23, 2004 of cancer at a hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

Al Lapin - Restauranteur and entrepreneur, who founded the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) chain with his brother Jerry, opening the first store in Toluca Lake, California in 1958, whose signature restaurants featured a blue roof, and served unusual pancakes (e.g. chocolate chip) with pitchers of numerous syrup flavors and a "never empty" pot of coffee at each table, died June 23, 2004 of cancer at a hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

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