Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1881 Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur died. Born 1813 in Marengo, Switzerland. In 1831 he joined his uncles in their catering and pastry shop in New York. He transformed the business into one of the most famous restaurants in the country.

In 1912 The first cannery opened in England. It was to supply food to the Royal Navy.

In 1960 Wilbur Hardee opened the first Hardee’s restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina. It had no tables, and only a few items on the menu, but the drive-thru restaurant was an immediate success. The main attraction was a 15-cent fresh-ground, lean beef burger made to order on a custom-built charcoal broiler.

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