October 1st is the official beginning of pudding season. It is the month that starts the beginning of numerous different celebrations including National Seafood Month, National Popcorn month, and National Pizza month.
October 1st is the daily celebration of Agricultural Fair Day and World Vegetarian Day. If you are not already a vegetarian, today would be a great day to recognize this eating style and join in.
October 1, 1795: was the day that Robert Bakewell died. He revolutionized cattle and sheep breeding, by breeding only the highest quality herds.
October 1, 1916: the first Piggly Wiggly, America’s first true self service grocery store, was opened in Memphis, TN.
October 1, 1924: James Carter, Georgia peanut farmer and 39th President of the United States, was born.
October 1, 1971: Disney World opened its gates on this day, in Orlando, Fl. Today there are hundreds of food and beverage options in Disney World ranging from fine dining to grab-and-go.
October 1, 1974: The first McDonald’s was opened in London, England. There are currently 321 McDonald’s branches in London, England.
October 1, 1980: The use of hormones in cattle feed was banned in Europe.
October 1, 2006: Commander’s Place, New Orleans landmark restaurant, was reopened after Hurricane Katrina had damaged the area in 2005.
October 1, 2009: All three McDonald’s in Iceland were closed due to was was called ‘complex operation environment’.