- Business Insider’s „Household Name“ podcast just wrapped up its first season, and we learned some pretty crazy facts.
- The podcast covered stories about topics like the last Blockbuster stores in America, Mexico’s „Coca-Cola Church,“ and the man behind Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck.
- To hear the full stories, subscribe to Business Insider’s podcast, „Household Name.“
- Here are some of the most interesting facts from season one.
The first season of Business Insider’s new podcast, „Household Name,“ just wrapped up, and we learned plenty of interesting facts.
Over the course of six months, the „Household Name“ team traveled the country, digging into the little-known stories behind some of America’s best-known brands, including Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Brooks Brothers, and Blockbuster.
Here are some of the most fascinating things we learned from season one of „Household Name“:
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When TGI Fridays founder Alan Stillman opened the restaurant’s first location in 1965, his business plan „was to meet a lot of women.“ The chain opened in the midst of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, and Stillman intended it to be a singles‘ bar.
Donald and Ivana Trump starred in the Pizza Hut advertisement that kicked off the success of the chain’s stuffed-crust pizza in 1995. Pizza Hut was struggling to sell the stuffed-crust pizza prior to the ad starring the recently divorced Trumps.
In the first year following the ad, stuffed-crust added $300 million in sales at Pizza Hut.
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Source: Business insider