Fast food is synonymous with the United States, and while some chains had peak popularity at different points, not all survive in what is a competitive market. This infographic from How To Cook Recipes includes information on 30 fast food chains that went defunct
, including why they went out of business, how many locations they had open at their peak, and when they were actually in operation from. The earliest fast food chain listed on this infographic is White Tower Hamburgers. This Stamford, Connecticut based chain was in business from 1926 to 2004, and it was considered to be not only a competitor to the more popular White Castle chain, but also a complete imitator. The two chains would ultimately meet in court, with White Castle coming out on top. How many of these now-defunct fast food chains did you actually eat at before they met their ultimate demise and had to close their doors for good?