If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck & quacks like a duck then it must be a duck.
| The good old saying If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck means just what it implies. I chose to say that for my story here, because even though there are two totally different restaurant names in this hub it's still the exact same restaurant. I pondered using other titles like "If a snake sheds it's skin then it's still a snake", however roasted duck is a whole lot more tastier than most snakes. The biggest exception might be rattlesnake, however I've never had the pleasure of dining on this delicacy. I'm kind of sliding away from the main topic, so lets get back to the restaurant names at hand here.
I chose to write about the tale of these two restaurant names, which are actually just one, because I for one had no idea about all of this until just recently. I'm fairly certain that this topic has never been attempted before here on the hub pages, so I'm going to break some new ground and go for it.
This particular restaurant chain has one name on the East coast of the United States, and it uses another name on it's signs on the West coast of the United States. The restaurant chain also uses both names in two states, and is also present in 28 countries scattered across this world. It's a fast food chain where the food is very good, but not ready at lightening speeds.
I'm talking about Hardee's on the East coast, and Carl's Jr. on the West coast of the United States. Hardee's restaurants in Germany are known as Hardee's Schnellrast, and in Australia they are called Hartee's. I for one didn't know that these two differently named restaurants were actually the same restaurant chain in the United States until just a recent trip. Someone told me all about it as we were driving down the road, and I had absolutely no idea about all of this until that moment. So I figured why not include this little nugget of information into a hub, because there may be other people out there who didn't know about this fact either.
Wilbur Hardee was the original founder of Hardee's, and on September 9th 1960 he opened his first restaurant in North Carolina. Sadly old Wilbur lost his controlling shares of the company in a game of poker. I guess that's easy comes and easy goes for some people. In the 1960s a Hamburger was only 15 cents, Cheeseburgers were 20 cents, Fries were ten cents, Apple Turnovers were 15 cents, and Coffee & Coke were just ten cents. To bad these prices are gone forever. I've never worked at or been affiliated with this restaurant chain in any way or at anytime, but I'm a big fan of their juicy Monster Thickburger. So I guess if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it must be the very same restaurant.
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(Note: The picture above with this article I personally took myself in Needles California.).