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A history of Howard Johnson's : how a Massachusetts soda fountain became an American icon /

A history of Howard Johnson's : how a Massachusetts soda fountain became an American icon / Anthony Mitchell Sammarco.
Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell,
  • Charleston, SC : American Palate, 2013.
  • ©2013

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160 pages : illustrations (some color); 23 cm
  • "Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida and all the way to the West Coast. Popularly known as the "Father of the Franchise Industry," Johnson delivered good food and prices that brought appreciative customers back for more. The attractive white Colonial Revival restaurants, with eye-catching porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, were described in Reader's Digest in 1949 as the epitome of eating places that look like New England town meeting houses dressed up for Sunday. Boston historian and author Anthony M. Sammarco recounts how Howard Johnson introduced twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the "Tendersweet" clam strips, grilled frankfurters and a menu of delicious and traditional foods that families eagerly enjoyed when they traveled"--
  • "The story of the Howard Johnson's restaurant chain"--
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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-154) and index.
The Johnson Family -- Quincy in the Age of Howard Johnson -- Orleans and the Beginnings of the Orange-Roofed Empire -- The Father of the Franchise Industry and the "Tendersweet" Clam -- The New York World's Fair and the "Queen of Rego Park" -- From Maine to Florida, Plus a Few Favorite Recipes -- Ephemera, Advertisements and Children's Menus -- Employees and Associates -- Howard Brennan Johnson, the Red Coach Grill and the Ground Round -- The Rise of the Motel and the Johnson Legacy.
  • 9781609494285 (paperback)
  • 1609494288 (paperback)
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