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A History of Howard Johnson's

How A Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became An American Icon
Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell (Unknown - 2013 )
A History of Howard Johnson's
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"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"--
Authors: Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell
Title: A history of Howard Johnson's
how a Massachusetts soda fountain became an American icon
Publisher: Charleston, SC :, American Palate,, 2013
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 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
Summary: "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"--
ISBN: 1609494288
9781609494285
9781609494285
Branch Call Number: TX945.5.H595 S25 2013
Statement of Responsibility: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-154) and index
Subject Headings: Motels East (U.S.) History Motels United States History Restaurants East (U.S.) History Restaurants United States History Howard Johnson (Firm) History Johnson, Howard Deering, 1897-1972
Topical Term: Motels
Motels
Restaurants
Restaurants
LCCN: 2013029385
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