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Library plans tribute to the history of Howard johnson

Posted by boston.com  December 13, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Peabody Institute Library:

Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923

A History of Howard Johnson's
Wednesday, January 15 ~ 7:00pm

Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida and all the way to the West Coast. Popularly known as the "Father of the Franchise Industry," Johnson delivered good food and prices that brought appreciative customers back for more. 

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Boston historian and author Anthony M. Sammarco [left] recounts how Howard Johnson introduced twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the "Tendersweet" clam strips, grilled frankforts and a menu of delicious and traditional foods that families eagerly enjoyed when they traveled.

Register for this program via our website: danverslibrary.org or by phone
(978-774-0554).

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