Chain restaurants became very popular after WWII because people had more time and money to eat out. And one of the most famous chain resturant in the world started in Wichita, Kansas.
Frank and Dan Carney were college students at Wichita University. Their parents owned a grocery store, and a family friend suggested they use some of their parents groceries to open up a restaurant
You guys should open up a restaurant!
So they borrow money from their parents, groceries from their store, and bought an old oven. They bought the old building next to her parents groceries store, and that was the first location.
The boys wanted to keep he sign on the old building. Pizza was popular at the time, and they knew they wanted to serve pizza. The sign could only support 10 letters.support 10 letters, and the word fitted perfectly at nine letters.
Eventually, the buisness grew, and spread to Topeka. Soon, it grew even larger, and spread to other states and countries. Now, it is one of the largest pizza chain resturants in the world. And it all started in Wichita, Kansas.