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Dave Thomas: Made to Order (1998)

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Dave Thomas: Made to Order. Story of the lovable guy behind the Wendy's fast-food empire. He began with Kentucky Fried Chicken and invented the famous bucket of chicken with Colonel Sander's face on it. After leaving KFC, he started in Wendy's commercials in 1989--the first of 500 thus far.

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Dave Thomas: Made to Order

Ray Kroc: Fast Food Millionaire (1998)

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U.S. restaurateur, a pioneer of the fast-food industry. He was working as a blender salesman when he discovered a restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif., owned by Maurice and Richard McDonald, who used an assembly-line format to prepare and sell a large volume of hamburgers, french fries, and milk shakes.

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Ray Kroc: Fast Food Millionaire

Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King (1998)

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Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King. Here's your chance to know the real Colonel Harlan Sanders. He spent most of his life bouncing from job to job and collected his first Social Security check before becoming a success. He also never made it past private in the Army. But his chicken recipe hit it big after he was 65.

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Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King

Calvin Klein: A Stylish Obsession (1997)

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His name adorns everything from underwear to perfume. His stylish designs and business acumen built a fashion empire. When Brooke Shields went on national TV and cooed "nothing comes between me and my Calvins," a young designer from New York became a fashion icon. Calvin Klein went from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology to stardom in a few short years.

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Calvin Klein: A Stylish Obsession