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Old 07-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #21
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Hasbro... Rhode Island...
I went to high school in Pawtucket, with kids who were either members of the Hassenfeld family, HASenfeldBROthers... or children of the upper level of management... back in the early 1950's. (my first contact with people who were not "poor", like me.)

LLBean... in Maine. It was a mandatory stop on the way to my college. Back in those days, it was just warehouse, and you walked the aisles to find what you wanted.

Montgomery Ward... In Illinois? shudda cudda been... My last job was as special projects manager for closing down the catalog division.

Florida... Hooters? No Kidding! Intimidating to some of us "geezers".
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #22
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Illinois should be McDonald's.
Could be so many in addition to CAT & McD. Sears, John Deere (Moline IL), Motorola, Walgreens, Archer-Daniels Midland, State Farm, Kraft Food (Cheez-Whiz!).

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #23
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West Virginia - Gino's?

I haven't even seen one of those in decades. But I'll admit I wasn't looking either.
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Rhode Island has that little company called CVS headquartered in Woonsocket.

I'd call McDonald's for Illinois in terms of brand recognition.
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Must not be much going on in Wyoming. I've never heard of Taco John's
Too bad! It is my favorite fast food Mexican restaurant. I particularly like the Super Nacho's, taco burgers and potatoes ole'.

You're missing out!
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I would have said Pepsi or Krispy Kreme for NC not Bank of America which I don't think even originated in NC!!
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Wyoming = JC Penney
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #28
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Hooters = slow service, limited menu, overpriced not so great food. I LOVE the place!!!!
Why would you care?
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Why would you care?
Exactly. The scenery is terrific.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #30
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Rhode Island has that little company called CVS headquartered in Woonsocket.

I'd call McDonald's for Illinois in terms of brand recognition.
Sheesh, my cousin MaryAnn was the controller for CVS (Woonsocket) for many years in the early days... until 1991 before the great expansion. Memories...
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Before i checked the map, i closed my eyes and knew that Arkansas would be Tyson Chicken and Maine would be Poland Springs.

Felt like a doofus after opening my eyes. Missed two...very obvious ones .
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Burger Joint Map by state

Here's a map of popular burger places based upon tweets:

Most Popular Burger Joints on Twitter | PeekAnalytics

Sorry, no map for where the most bacon is sold.
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TX~Dr. Pepper? Yea sounds right.

LA~Tabasco? Yea, spot on.


Probably need a State Beer map also.
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Bless Oklahoma for giving us the glory of Sonic. Please send more over to California. From a distance, yes I have very bad vision, I though Florida was Nickelodeon! ...I didn't know Hooters was a Florida thing, haha.
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I like hooter's wings, I used to get the 3 mile island wings and boy were those things hot! I even rode on the hooters airline once to Myrtle Beach from Atlanta when they had some special fare ware going on with midway or some other now defunct airline. No wings were served sadly.
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MA, Gillette,(Stadium) the owner of the Patriots, Bob Kraft, backed or was a initial investor in CMGI ( a Dot-com darling) ModusLink Global Solutions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was what I heard, when I was into that stuff. Sold his positions at a top as usual, then bought the Patroits. Now, he just about owns the town of Foxboro/Foxbrough in MA, and is enjoying his life. Thats the "inside story" in close MA circles anyway. The markets can make or break a person willing to play!
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