Wishlisted by Matt Mayer
Why is the first Brazilian fast food chain called Bob's? The American-Brazilian tennis champion Robert Falkenburg, who won the Wimbledon tournament in 1948, introduced the fast-food concept to Brazil in 1952, after turning down a $100,000-a-year professional tennis contract. The first store on Rio's famous Copacabana beach, sold hot dogs, hamburgers, milkshakes, and ice-cream sundaes, a novelty at the time as Brazil would not allow the import of American soft-serve ice cream machines. Falkenburg sold the chain in 1972, and, aged 93, is still alive and retired in California.
Rua Figueiredo Magalhaes 219, LJ 1, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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