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The Food That Built America
The Food That Built America
The HISTORY® Channel

It takes bold visionaries risking everything to create some of the most recognizable brands on the planet. The Food That Built America,... more

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Taco Bell

In the mid-50s, a San Bernardino man named Glen Bell is fixated on McDonald’s. His own burger stand is in... more

13 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
Pop Stars

Popcorn may very well be the oldest snack food on the planet, but for much of its modern history it... more

06 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
Let Them Eat Snack Cake

Nowadays, grocery stores and gas stations are filled with Little Debbie products. In the 1950s, though, snack cakes were just... more

29 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
Cookie Fortunes

In the mid 1970s, a woman who wants to be more than just a housewife, is tired of living in... more

22 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Chain Reaction

In the mid-60s, a single perfume salesman finds himself struggling to meet women to date. So, he goes to the... more

15 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
A Dish Best Served Soft

In Illinois, a father and son working in the wholesale ice cream mixing business have an idea. Convinced that ice... more

08 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
Do or Donut

Post-World War Two, a food entrepreneur sees promise in a new business. In 1948, William Rosenberg notices two of his... more

01 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
A Cold One

150 years ago, German immigrants in the Midwest write the history of beer in America. A recently shipwrecked steamboat captain... more

25 May 2022 · 29 minutes
Submarine Warfare

Sixty years ago, sandwiches were finger food, not a whole meal, and certainly not sold as fast food. But when... more

18 May 2022 · 23 minutes
Once You Pop

In the 1950s, one of the biggest companies in the world - Procter and Gamble - decides to enter the... more

11 May 2022 · 19 minutes
The Food That Built America
Taco Bell
The Food That Built America