McDonald’s has more than 36 thousand restaurants spread all over the world, owned by many franchisers. One of the most famous franchises is the British royal family.
The late Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Estate is home to the fast-food chain alongside some palaces and racecourses. You know what they say, if you’re not going to eat it, the least you can do is own it. Well, that’s what the Brits say, anyway. So we’ve heard.
The Other Wopper
We are not sure if, today, in the 21st century, someone could get away with something like this, however, back in 1960, no one seemed to mind. Burger King, home of the Whopper as we know it, was established in 1954 in Miami, Florida. As it turns out, this wasn't the only king around.
Six years later, in 1960, another burger joint with the same name was established in Matton, Illinois. The King of Illinois was wise enough to trademark the name and therefore was allowed to keep it.
You don't have to go to Burger King if you want to smell like a flaming hot whopper and medium fries. Well, at least you didn't have to in 1995. It was then that the burger brand launched a limited edition cologne that smelled like a mouthwatering meat patty.
The delicious scent was on offer only in Japan and cost $55. In our opinion, it could be cheaper to buy a happy meal and simply spread it all over your body.
Where the Flavors Rest
There are hundreds (in fact, 300) of Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavors that didn't last very long or were a limited-edition development. At one of the chain's factories in Waterbury, Vermont, there is a discontinued flavors graveyard where those ice cream tastes rest peacefully.
Every once in a while, the earth is wiped off one of the long-forgotten flavors, and it is brought back to life for a limited time. This process is called the "rein-cone-date" of the flavor.
When Things Were Cheap
Remember when we used to pay just $1 for a taco, and we thought it was cheap? Well, in 1960, not long after Taco Bell was established, a taco cost $0.19. Now, that is cheap! These were the days when the Bell was an outdoor hangout, and there were no indoor seating spaces.
In those days, the menu was pretty modest, and all they had on offer was tacos, burritos, frijoles, and tostadas. And yes, all items were just $0.19.