50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Fast food franchise

09:51 | Jan 6th

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There are more than 36,000 McDonald's restaurants around the world - but if the McDonald brothers had had their way, that might never have happened. Tim Harford tells the story of how milkshake-mixer ...Show More


epekilis recommended:Jan 28th

A factoid jumped out at me just around the 6 minute mark in this history of the McDonald’s franchising model. The narrator says that the concept of a franchise was first invented by a Canadian named Martha Matilda Harper who started a chain of beauty salons. Really? How come I have never heard of...Show More