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Price Free
Age Suitability Teens and up
Categories Food & Dining History

A History of Howard Johnson's: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became an American Icon

Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 3:00p

Howard Johnson created an orange roofed empire of restaurants that stretched from the east coast to the west coast. Popularly known as the father of the "franchise industry" he would revolutionize the restaurant industry in the US. Howard Johnson restaurants, in attractive Colonial Revival buildings sporting colorful orange porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, were American icons. The first such building was built in Jamaica Plain, join us to hear all about HoJo's.

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