Thursday, September 26, 2013

Henry Ford: Charcoal Entrepreneur

America's Test Kitchen's blog Feed features a fascinating post about how Henry Ford popularized the use of charcoal for grilling and transformed picnics for the masses. He introduced his charcoal by giving away a free bag with every new automobile he sold. Today he'd probably by prosecuted by the Justice department for leveraging his monopoly share in the auto industry into the charcoal market. Fortunately for millions of Americans, the DOJ was asleep at the switch.

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