By Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and eating places that stretched from Maine to Florida and all of the solution to the West Coast. Popularly often called the "Father of the Franchise Industry," Johnson added strong foodstuff and costs that introduced appreciative consumers again for extra. the horny white Colonial Revival eating places, with crowd pleasing porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, have been defined in Reader's Digest in 1949 because the epitome of "eating locations that seem like New England city assembly homes dressed up for Sunday." Boston historian and writer Anthony M. Sammarco recounts how Howard Johnson brought twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the "Tendersweet" clam strips, grilled frankforts and a menu of scrumptious and standard meals that households eagerly loved after they traveled.
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Insider’s Secret Water babies take note: pools may be closed for refurbishing in January and February. Generally, only one water park is open at a time in winter and both may shut down if the temperature dips below 55 degrees. How Long Should We Stay? It will take at least four days for a family to tour the major parks. If you also want to visit the water parks and Downtown Disney, make that five days. Six days are best for families who’d like to work in sporting options like boating or golf, or those who would like to tour at a more leisurely pace.