Do You Remember These Defunct Restaurant Chains?

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4. Minnie Pearl's Chicken

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The story of Minnie Pearl’s Chicken has become a cautionary tale for franchisees. In the 1960’s, businessman John Jay Hooker teamed with country singer Pearl to launch a chain of restaurants bearing her name. Initially a success, there were nearly 500 locations at one point. However, the lack of a cohesive menu or recipes sabotaged the food, and the whole franchise fell apart within a few years.

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