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10 Little-Known Facts About Popular Chain Restaurants You've Probably Never Heard

Redbook Logo By James Barrett of Redbook | Slide 1 of 11: Chain restaurants such as McDonald’s and The Cheesecake Factory garner super-fan loyalty, but just how well do customers know their go-to spot? Burger King connoisseurs probably didn’t know that the chain goes by a different name down under because of a copyright issue — or that McDonald’s was initially a barbecue restaurant that even had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the menu.Whatever surprises these restaurants have up their sleeves, it shouldn’t make you love them any less. A lot can happen while operating over generations. But fair warning — this list may send you down a rabbit hole after reading every mind-blowing insight. Let’s see how many of these little-known facts about popular chain restaurants you already knew about (and while you're at it, check out our favorite 50 fascinating American food facts).

Chain restaurants such as McDonald’s and The Cheesecake Factory garner super-fan loyalty, but just how well do customers know their go-to spot? Burger King connoisseurs probably didn’t know that the chain goes by a different name down under because of a copyright issue — or that McDonald’s was initially a barbecue restaurant that even had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the menu.

Whatever surprises these restaurants have up their sleeves, it shouldn’t make you love them any less. A lot can happen while operating over generations. But fair warning — this list may send you down a rabbit hole after reading every mind-blowing insight. Let’s see how many of these little-known facts about popular chain restaurants you already knew about (and while you're at it, check out our favorite 50 fascinating American food facts).

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