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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here are 14 things you might not know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images You might not know that Jeff Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." He survived a helicopter crash in Texas in 2003. In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997.Paul Souders/Getty Images According to CNBC, Bezos, then Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was barely 17 years old and a junior in high school when sh...
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Chick-fil-A operator calls Biden's vaccine mandate a 'trap' perpetrated by 'Democrat overlords' in leaked memo

Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets.Erin McDowell/Insider A Texas Chick-fil-A franchise operator sent employees a memo blasting a federal vaccine mandate. Operator Tim Odom called the policy political overreach from "Democrat Overlords." Chick-fil-A said the memo does not reflect the company's policies. As businesses across the US prepare to implement the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test mandate, at least one Chick-fil-A operator said he's doing so reluctantly, according to a leaked...
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White Castle enters the crypto space with ethereum domain name and NFT

White Castle double cheeseburger.Erin McDowell/Insider White Castle announced on Twitter it registered a new domain name with the Ethereum Name Service: "whitecastleofficial.eth." The restaurant chain also changed its Twitter profile to a "Seahams" NFT.  White Castle becomes the latest household name to join in on Web3 blockchain activity. The list of name brands getting into crypto grows. Fast food chain White Castle announced on Twitter that it registered a domain name with the Ethereum Nam...
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The 50 best brands, according to Gen Z

Starbucks was named one of Gen Z's top 50 brands.Shutterstock Comparably identified Gen Z's best brands based on ratings from customers aged 18 to 24. Gaming companies, streaming services, and retailers geared towards younger shoppers made the list. Gen Z customers named Google, Apple, and Amazon as their top three brands. Gen Z's best brands include fast-food chains, clothing stores, gaming companies, and social media platforms. People pass an American Eagle Outfitters clothing...
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THEN AND NOW: How fast-food menus have changed over time

In-N-Out in the 1960s.In-N-Out Fast-food restaurant menus, from McDonald's to Chick-fil-A, have changed over the years. Some menu changes brought about astronomical sales.  However, others outraged customers to the point of social media rants and even violence. When the McDonald brothers opened their first restaurant, it served barbecue food. The exterior of a McDonald's drive-in fast-food restaurant, which advertises 15-cent hamburgers, Chicago, Illinois.Hulton Archive/Getty Images...
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Haunted houses that were once worth over $1 million

The Pillars Estate in Albion, New York. Steve Shoemaker/Amity Photos Some haunted houses have been put on the market in recent years, and the prices may surprise you. Despite their eerie reputations, some haunted homes are listed for millions when they go on sale. However, some have sold for much less, perhaps due to their reputations or just dilapidation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A common horror movie plotline involves innocent folks believing they're ge...
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The EPA wants to regulate hazardous 'forever chemicals,' which are found in items like pizza boxes, nonstick pans, and cleaning products

Erin McDowell/Insider Forever chemicals can't break down and linger in the soil, water, and air. Many household items contain forever chemicals, including nonstick cookware and cleaning products. EPA Administrator Michael Regan outlined the government's plan to combat PFAS through 2024. The Biden administration and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a widespread federal effort Monday to protect Americans from perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, a group of man...
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Wealthy teens are obsessed with Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, and Chipotle

People walk past Chick-fil-A in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Chick-fil-A ranked as rich American teens' favorite restaurant, according to a recent survey. Starbucks and Chipotle trailed behind in the second and third spots. The research surveyed 10,000 teens in 44 states. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chick-fil-A is the restaurant of choice among wealthy American teens, followed by Starbucks and Chipotle, according to a recent survey by Piper Sandle...
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Meet the average Chick-fil-A customer, a white Gen Xer who spends more money a year at McDonald's

Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets. Erin McDowell/Insider The typical Chick-fil-A customer is a white Gen Xer in the suburbs with a high income. Chick-fil-A competes with the biggest chains in sales, despite having thousands of fewer locations. The average customer eats fast food every other day, but only visits Chick-fil-A 11 times per year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chick-fil-A is known for successfully spreading across the US and fostering hugely loyal customers who lov...
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Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
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Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
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I compared McDonald's crispy chicken sandwich to Chick-fil-A's, and I thought they were almost identical

McDonald's has come out with an undeniably good chicken sandwich that's similar to Chick-fil-A's. Erin McDowell/Insider In February, McDonald's released new chicken sandwiches in original, spicy, and deluxe. The chain's new offerings immediately drew comparisons to Chick-fil-A's iconic chicken sandwich. I tried McDonald's new crispy chicken sandwich and thought it was very similar to Chick-fil-A's. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. ...
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THEN AND NOW: How the Taco Bell menu has changed through the years

When Taco Bell opened its doors in 1962, you could get a burrito for just 19 cents. Stephanie Maze/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images/DoctorIce Photography/Shutterstock Taco Bell was founded in Irvine, California, by Glen Bell in 1962. The very first menu had five items that cost 19 cents each. In the decades since, the US menu has changed dramatically. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Taco Bell opened in 1962, it offered just five menu items. Taco Bell'...
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Colorado forced companies to disclose salaries on job listings - and now some companies won't hire workers from the Centennial State

Colorado State Representatives Rod Pelton, left, and Kim Ransom, right, talk to each surrounded by protective plastic barriers set up at each desk in the House chambers at the Colorado State Capitol during an emergency legislative session on November 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Some companies are seeking remote workers from all states except from Colorado, the WSJ reported. Colorado enacted a law on Jan. 1 requiring emp...
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THEN AND NOW: How Chick-fil-A has changed through the years

The first Chick-fil-A mall location opened in the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1967. Chick-fil-A In 1946, Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy opened the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Georgia. In 1967, Cathy opened the first Chick-fil-A and invented the restaurant's iconic chicken sandwich. Chick-fil-A was named America's favorite brand in January, despite a history of controversy over LGBTQ issues. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chick-fil-A's ori...
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THEN AND NOW: How the McDonald's menu has changed

The McChicken was once removed due to lack of interest, but chicken sandwiches now dominate the industry. Gilmanshin/Shutterstock/Erin McDowell/Insider The McDonald's menu has changed drastically since Ray Kroc opened his first franchise in 1955. McDonald's limited its menu in response to COVID-19, but it has also recently added new options. McDonald's released a new chicken sandwich amid the fast-food chicken wars. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Th...
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McDonald's chicken sandwich sales are exploding as the fast-food giant finally launches a worthy Chick-fil-A rival

Erin McDowell/Insider McDonald's franchisees say chicken sandwich sales are better than they expected. The chain's sales are above 2019 levels as demand picks back up. Chicken sandwiches are on track to make up 10% of sales at McDonald's. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's new chicken sandwiches are a hit. Executives said Thursday that the three new crispy sandwiches released in February are selling "substantially more" than previous versions, conf...
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KFC's new chicken sandwich is a huge success: It's selling twice as fast as the brand's other sandwiches did at launch

KFC's chicken sandwich. KFC KFC's chicken sandwich is selling twice as its other sandwiches did at their launch. Keeping up with demand has been the chain's "main challenge," parent company Yum Brands said. Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, and McDonald's are all competing with KFC in the chicken-sandwich wars. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sales for KFC's new chicken sandwich are booming.The fast-food brand said US customers were buying double as many of the san...
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Look inside a glass-walled McDonald's that's one of the most beautiful fast-food restaurants in the world

Located in downtown Batumi, this McDonald's stands out for its reflective glass exterior. Grisha Bruev/Shutterstock One of the most beautiful McDonald's restaurants in the world is located in Batumi, Georgia. The restaurant is surrounded by stretches of manicured grass and a reflective pool. Despite looking like a fine dining restaurant, the location serves classic McDonald's fare. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The modern McDonald's is in Batumi, G...
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Photos of the weirdest and most unique McDonald's restaurants in the world

This McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand, is located inside a decommissioned plane. EQRoy/Shutterstock Some McDonald's restaurants are found in downright strange locations. One McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand, is located inside a decommissioned plane. A glass-walled McDonald's restaurant has received an award for its impressive architecture. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The McDonald's location in Downey, California, is the ...
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I compared breakfast burritos from 4 fast-food chains and Taco Bell's were the best by far

I liked Taco Bell's cheesy breakfast burrito the best. Erin McDowell/Business Insider I put four fast-food chains to the test in order to see who could make the best breakfast burrito. I tried breakfast burritos from McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Taco Bell. Taco Bell came out on top with its budget-friendly and delicious burritos. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The sausage burrito from McDonald's was the least expensive breakfast burrito I t...
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The 50-year rise of Starbucks, from a single Seattle location selling roasted beans to one of the most recognizable brands in the world

Reuters/Jacky Naegelen Starbucks is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this March. The international chain started selling roasted beans in Seattle in 1971. Today drive-thrus and pickup orders are the source of most of Starbucks' business. See more stories on Insider's business page. The first Starbucks opened in Pike Place Market in Seattle in March of 1971. First Starbucks. Photo by Epics/Getty Images Source: Insider, Starbucks Initially, the storefront only sol...
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New data shows why McDonald's new chicken sandwich is about more than getting a leg up on the competition

Erin McDowell/Insider McDonald's added 3 new chicken sandwiches to its menu in February. Foot traffic has been up since the new sandwiches were introduced according to data from Placer.ai. The restaurant industry has been hit hard by dining room closures amid the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's released three new chicken sandwiches in February into the already-crowded fast-food chicken sandwich lineup. Foot traffic at the fast food chain is up...
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McDonald's new chicken sandwich gave it a much needed traffic boost, according to a new report

Erin McDowell/Insider McDonald's added 3 new chicken sandwiches to its menu in February. Foot traffic has been up since the new sandwiches were introduced according to data from Placer.ai. The restaurant industry has been hit hard by dining room closures amid the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's released three new chicken sandwiches in February into the already-crowded fast-food chicken sandwich lineup. Foot traffic at the fast food chain is up...
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Vintage photos show how the role of women in the workforce has evolved in the last 100 years

A woman works at an early model desktop computer made by Servus, circa the 1970s. Hulton Archive/Getty Images During the early 20th century, women's employment was affected by war and advancements in tech. In the 1960s and 1970s, women were able to expand their horizons and career opportunities.  Vintage photos from the past 100 years show how their roles have changed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Working women have come a long way in the last 100 years. In the 1920s...
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The fast-food chicken sandwich wars have reached a new boiling point because of the pandemic, and every chain wants in on the cash grab

McDonald's just launched its own new crispy chicken sandwich to compete with Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. Erin McDowell/Insider The demand for new fast-food chicken sandwiches is higher than ever before. McDonald's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, and KFC have all launched new chicken sandwiches in the past year. The strategy for many chains appears to be replicating competitors' successes to win over customers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For fast-food chains working...
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I compared McDonald's new crispy chicken sandwich to Chick-fil-A's, and I thought they were almost identical

McDonald's has come out with an undeniably good chicken sandwich that's similar to Chick-fil-A's. Erin McDowell/Insider McDonald's just released a new lineup of crispy chicken sandwiches in original, spicy, and deluxe. The chain's new offerings immediately drew comparisons to Chick-fil-A's iconic chicken sandwich. I tried McDonald's new crispy chicken sandwich and thought it was very similar to Chick-fil-A's. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The chicken s...
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14 ways fast-food chains have changed because of the coronavirus pandemic

A McDonald's sign is pictured in Thornburg, Virginia, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-A have changed their operations since the pandemic started. The drive-thru lane has been a lifeline to most fast-food chains. Taco Bell's mobile-ordering option and contactless payments are likely to continue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Many fast-food restaurants have adopted possible strategies for...
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8 fast-food chains that are thriving during the pandemic

A Chick-fil-A employee delivering food to a drive-thru customer. Chick-fil-A The coronavirus pandemic has been detrimental to the restaurant and fast-casual dining industries. However, many fast-food chains have seen growth in sales, despite facing challenges. Chains like Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and McDonald's have seen success due to drive-thru sales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus pandemic posed many challenges to the fast-food industry, but some chai...
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What the Super Bowl logo looked like the year you were born

The Super Bowl LV logo floats in the Hillsborough River with Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Icon Sportswire/Getty Images From 1967 until today, the Super Bowl logo has changed drastically. Earlier versions of the logo featured bright colors and over-the-top fonts. In the early 2010s, the logo began featuring illustrations of the games' venues. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since the very first Super Bowl game in 1967, the iconic logo for each game has evolv...
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