Restaurant Firsts I Must Visit

  • Arby's
    29 Boardman-Canfield Rd
    Youngstown, Ohio
  • Ben & Jerry's
    corner of St. Paul and College Streets
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Blimpie
    Washington Street
    Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Bruegger's Bagels
    55 Congress St
    Troy, New York
  • Burger King
    3090 NW 36th Street
    Miami, Florida
  • Caribou Coffee
    4408 France Avenue South
    Edina, Minnesota
  • Chili's
    7567 Greenville Avenue
    Dallas, Texas
  • Chipotle  visited: April 18, 2004
    1644 East Evans
    Denver, Colorado
    first ever Chipotle
  • Cinnabon
    1928 S. Commons
    (The Commons at Federal Way, formerly SeaTac Mall)
    Federal Way, Washington

  • Cold Stone Creamery
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Corner Bakery
    (also first Maggiano's)
    516 North Clark Street
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Dairy Queen
    (first store)
    North Chicago Street
    Joliet, Illinois
    or
    (second store)
    4th Avenue
    Moline, Illinois
  • Denny's
    Lakewood, California
  • Domino's Pizza
    West Cross Street
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Dunkin' Donuts  visited: November 9, 2004
    543 Southern Artery
    Quincy, Massachusetts

    (the store itself would look like any old Dunkin' Donuts if not for this plaque)
  • Friendly's
    1811 Boston Road
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Fuddruckers
    8602 Botts Lane
    San Antonio, Texas
  • IHOP Restaurant
    (now a "Mo's Restaurant")
    4301 Riverside Drive
    Burbank, California
  • KFC
    State Street and 3900 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Krispy Kreme
    across from Salem College in "historic Old Salem"
    South Main Street
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
    (also first Corner Bakery)
    516 North Clark Street
    Chicago, Illinois
  • McDonald's
    (first restaurant)
    400 N. Lee Street
    Des Plaines, Illinois
    or
    (first hamburger stand)
    1398 N. "E" Street
    San Bernardino, California
  • Morton's The Steakhouse
    1050 N. State St. (at Rush Street)
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Papa John's
    Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • Pizza Hut
    (actual building)
    Wichita State University campus
    1845 N . Fairmount
    Wichita, Kansas
    or
    (original location)
    corner of Kellogg and Bluff
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Quiznos
    East 13th Avenue and Grant Street
    Denver, Colorado
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
    711 N. Broad St.
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sbarro
    1703 65th Street
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Starbucks  visited: June 13, 2004
    Pike Place Market
    Seattle, Washington
    tasy cup of joe
  • Subway
    (first store, a.k.a. "Pete's Super Submarine")
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
    or
    (first franchise)
    Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Taco Bell
    (first location)
    7112 Firestone Blvd
    Downey, California
    or
    (first franchise)
    Carson and Western
    South Bay, California
  • TCBY
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • T.G.I. Friday's
    First Avenue and 63rd Street
    New York, New York
  • Uno Chicago Grill (Pizzeria Uno)
    (first store, a.k.a. "Pizzeria Uno")
    29 East Ohio
    Chicago, Illinois
    or
    (second restaurant, a.k.a. "Pizzeria Due")
    619 North Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Waffle House
    (first location)
    2719 East College Avenue
    Avondale Estates, Georgia
    AND
    (1,000th location)
    2850 East College Avenue
    Avondale Estates, Georgia
  • Wendy's
    257 East Broad St
    Columbus, Ohio


First Restaurant Locations I Need to Find
  • Applebee's (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Bennigan's
  • Boston Market
  • Chicken Out Rotisserie
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Famous Dave's BBQ
  • Hooters
  • Jerry's Subs and Pizza
  • Ledo Pizza
  • On the Border
  • Panera Bread
  • Popeye's
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • Ruby Tuesday

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