The American restaurant landscape is dominated by fast-food locations. McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway and several pizza chains have tens of thousands of locations. However, a small number of restaurants were established in the mid-19 century, and among them is the oldest restaurant in America.
The chance a restaurant is open for more than a century is tiny. Tastes in food change. Recessions take away customers. Many restaurants close soon after opening. Most venerable establishments have gone through many changes over the decades. Locations have shifted, and sometimes they have even been destroyed