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The Oldest Fast-Food Chains in America—Revealed!

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Steven John of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 16: Fast food has been a part of the American story for more than a century now. Indeed, your great- and even great-great-grandparents may well have dined at many of the restaurants you enjoy today, and while the menus have grown and the orders may now be placed via app and delivered via Uber, the essence of American fast food remains the same even all these generations later: It's fast, it's affordable, and it's delicious—if not always healthy.What might surprise you is how long some of the oldest fast-food chains in America still operating today have been around. For while the heaviest hitters like McDonald's and Burger King have been around for well over half a century and then some, even they were established decades after the OGs.For the record, for our purposes, we're using the founding date of the original location of each restaurant, not the date the current franchised company was founded. After all, you can't reach tens of thousands of locations worldwide and billions of customers served if you never sell that first burger, slice, hot dog, or taco. Also, check out: 100 of the Most Popular Fast-Food Items You've Got to Try at Least OnceRead the original article on Eat This, Not That!

The Oldest Fast-Food Chains in America—Revealed!

Fast food has been a part of the American story for more than a century now. Indeed, your great- and even great-great-grandparents may well have dined at many of the restaurants you enjoy today, and while the menus have grown and the orders may now be placed via app and delivered via Uber, the essence of American fast food remains the same even all these generations later: It's fast, it's affordable, and it's delicious—if not always healthy.

What might surprise you is how long some of the oldest fast-food chains in America still operating today have been around. For while the heaviest hitters like McDonald's and Burger King have been around for well over half a century and then some, even they were established decades after the OGs.

For the record, for our purposes, we're using the founding date of the original location of each restaurant, not the date the current franchised company was founded. After all, you can't reach tens of thousands of locations worldwide and billions of customers served if you never sell that first burger, slice, hot dog, or taco. Also, check out: 100 of the Most Popular Fast-Food Items You've Got to Try at Least Once

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