Restaurant Chain Startups

McDonalds, Noodles, Panda Express, Panera

Ever wondered where all the great chain restaurants are started?  McDonalds, Burger King, Noodles, Panda Express, Panera Bread, Taco Bell, Cheese Cake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks Coffee, Domino's pizza, Olive Gardens, Dunkin Donuts, Subways, Kentucky Fried Chicken, 

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The above table list 18 American restaurant groups and how they got their start.  Most restaurants were started by people who were trying to make their financial situation better.  They were able to quickly expand thanks to timing and determination.  No matter what the story, these founders make a gamble by putting considerable resources into risk, and they had great business sense.  Most have a new invention involved, whether it is a new menu item or a new trend or a new gadget.  Great inventions comes out of necessity.

1. What is the next chain restaurant that you can start?

2. What do you think of other restaurants that don't seem to do as well?  the list include PF Chang's Chinese,