These are America's oldest fast food joints

Many long-running fast food restaurants in the US have a charming backstory. We look at America's oldest burger joints and diners. COVID-19 may limit service at some places.

McDonald's has taken over the world one burger franchise at a time. In the US, McDonald's is rarely more than a few miles away. Earlier McDonald's looked different.

Downey McDonald's

You may visit KFC's forerunner, Harland Sanders Café, in Kentucky. The Colonel controlled it from 1940 to 1956. Sanders relocated here after selling chicken.

Corbin, Kentucky's Harland Sanders Museum

Pat Olivieri invented the Philly cheesesteak: sautéed rib-eye meat, onions, Cheez Whiz. The former hot dog vendor fried meat & onions & put them in an Italian roll.

Philadelphia's Pat's King of Steaks

In 1872, a "night lunch waggon" started in Providence, Rhode Island. The down-to-earth diner is still a staple of American fast food, & many classic places persist.

Casey’s Diner, Natick, Massachusetts

The current diner, built in 1922, has been family-run for four generations. It's on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest diner in the state.

Natick's Casey's Diner

This burger and fries place has added appeal. Jack Hackney and Great Aunt Bebe allegedly sold burgers and beers during Prohibition.

Glenview's Hackney's on Harms

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