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11 Famous Companies You Love Looked Like This In Their Early Days





You must have already heard or read the success stories of multi-billionaire companies. How they all started from very small, most probably from a garage and then made their way into big. What do Google, Apple, Amazon, Harley-Davidson, and Disney have in common? They were all started in a garage. Most of the iconic, multi-billion-dollar companies of today have had very humble beginnings. So, let’s check out how famous companies looked like in their struggling days.

1. Walmart (1962)

1. Walmart (1962)

In 1962 Sam Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City Store and within five years it had expanded to 24 stores.

2.Boeing (1930)

2.Boeing (1930)

The company’s name was Pacific Aero Products Co. and the first plane it ever produced was named Boeing Model 1. In 1917 the company’s name was changed to Boeing Airplane Company.



3.Dunkin’ Donuts (1948)

3.Dunkin’ Donuts (1948)

As William Rosenberg realised that donuts and coffee were two of the most selling items, hi open the restaurant named ‘Open Kettle’, later changed to ‘Dunkin Donuts.’



4.Pepsi (1915)

4.Pepsi (1915)

An American pharmacist Caleb Bradham prepared a drink to help in digestion in 1893. It was named ‘Brad’s Drink.’ Just after 5 years, it got changed to “Pepsi-Cola” driven from a Greek word which sounded like ‘Pepsi’ and ‘Cola.’

5.Subway (1968)

5.Subway (1968)

In 1965, Fred DeLuca $1000 from a family friend named Dr. Peter Buck. He named The Fast Food venture Pete’s Submarine, then change it to Pete’s Subway and now shortened to just ‘Subway.’

6.Harley Davidson (1903)

6.Harley Davidson (1903)

The first motor-bicycle they had developed in 1901 failed miserably to climb the hills. So the two Davidson brothers with their friend William S. Harley started working on the new improved machine in a shed in the backyard.

7.Amazon (1999)

7.Amazon (1999)

Jeff Bezos started Amazon in his house garage. The company was then called “Cadaver.” The famous companies have a long history.

8.Burger King (1953)

8.Burger King (1953)

After having a burger from McDonald’s Keith J. Kramer along with uncle of his wife Matthew Burns had set up their own burger place and the name did Insta-Burger King. Later renamed it to Burger King.

9.Levi Strauss & Co. (1880)

9.Levi Strauss & Co. (1880)

Jacob Davis was a migrated tailor from Latvian. He invented the modern version of riveted jeans but due to lack of money for the patent, he went in business with Levi Strauss.

10.Coca-Cola (1912)

10.Coca-Cola (1912)

Coca Cola was invented by an American pharmacist John Stith Pemberton. It was invented as a purported over-the-counter medicine.

11.Taco Bell (1920)

11.Taco Bell (1920)

Glen Bell had a small stand selling hot dogs. Every day he would see the long queue outside a Mexican restaurant. He got to know the recipe of the famous tacos with the help of the restaurant owner and then had his own stall selling tacos and eventually a big enterprise.





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