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Old 07-16-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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The most famous brands in each state

Florida was the most surprising...

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A few of the states are hard to make out. New Jersey is Campbell's, New Hampshire is Timberland, Vermont is Ben & Jerry's, Rhode Island is Hasbro, Delaware is DuPont, and Hawaii is Hawaiian Airlines.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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I'll be driving to Florida in the next few weeks and will be checking out their most famous brand along the way.
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Alabama - Saks? Really?
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Alabama - Saks? Really?
I was surprised too but, from Wikipedia:

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Saks Incorporated, originally Proffitt's Inc. until 1998, is a Fortune 1000 operator of high-end department stores in the United States under the nameplate Saks Fifth Avenue. It was founded in Birmingham, Alabama.
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It's all in your definitions, I guess. Just as an example, Vermont may be known for Ben & Jerry's, but B&J is owned by Unilever, a Dutch company.
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It's all in your definitions, I guess. Just as an example, Vermont may be known for Ben & Jerry's, but B&J is owned by Unilever, a Dutch company.
True. My vote would be for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters since they are independent and employ more than B&J and I suspect the brand is about as well known today given the proliferation of Keurig k-cups.
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I am not so sure about Washington, Microsoft and Boeing both come to mind before Starbucks. And Dr. Pepper for Texas, didn't some big oil companies start there or even Dell Computers.
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It's all in your definitions, I guess. Just as an example, Vermont may be known for Ben & Jerry's, but B&J is owned by Unilever, a Dutch company.
True but Unilever, like P&G, has many many brands, Ben and Jerry being one of the more prominent ones.
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Hooters "is" tops in Florida they say? Well, I'll have to alter that a little and say Hooter's "are" tops in Florida. Interesting! I've never been in one. I'll have to ask my wife if it's OK to check out our states top brand. Won't tell her what it is.
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Hooters "is" tops in Florida they say? Well, I'll have to alter that a little and say Hooter's "are" tops in Florida. Interesting! I've never been in one. I'll have to ask my wife if it's OK to check out our states top brand. Won't tell her what it is.
I would have told her "Honey I had lunch at Florida's most famous brand today".
As someone who generally begs forgiveness rather than asks permission, I'm
beginning to see why I am not married .
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I would have told her "Honey I had lunch at Florida's most famous brand today".
As someone who generally begs forgiveness rather than asks permission, I'm
beginning to see why I am not married .
Good point. I'll have to remember that it's better to beg forgiveness than
to ask permission. I'll tell her you said that. Thanks.
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Must not be much going on in Wyoming. I've never heard of Taco John's
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Hooters "is" tops in Florida they say? Well, I'll have to alter that a little and say Hooter's "are" tops in Florida. Interesting! I've never been in one. I'll have to ask my wife if it's OK to check out our states top brand. Won't tell her what it is.

Hooters = slow service, limited menu, overpriced not so great food. I LOVE the place!!!!
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Hooters = slow service, limited menu, overpriced not so great food. I LOVE the place!!!!
There's not much difference between "t" and "k".
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Hmmm...I thought porn would be the most popular in CA...but I guess porn isn't a brand
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Bank of America was founded in California and headquartered there for almost 100 years, until 15 years ago.
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Must not be much going on in Wyoming. I've never heard of Taco John's
Me neither. I do note that a taco is often followed by the john, though.

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AOL? Are they even around anymore? That would be like saying Montgomery Ward for IL.

I would have thought maybe Northrop Grumman, or Freddie Mac. Or maybe the Pentagon or the CIA. For a secret organization they're pretty famous.
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Illinois should be McDonald's.
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