Lots More Information
10 Companies That Completely Reinvented Themselves
Not every business that sold buggy whips died out with the advent of the motorcar. Some nimble businesses are able to reinvent themselves to keep pace with modern life. You might be surprised at what some of today's biggest companies used to do. Read more »
More HowStuffWorks ListsSources
  • Berss, Marcia. "Empty Tables." Forbes. Dec. 6, 1993. Vol. 152, Issue 13. p232-235.
  • Collins, Glenn. "Chief of McDonalds Defends Arch Deluxe to Franchisees." The New York Times. Sept. 19, 1996. [Oct. 10, 2008] http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A06E3D81E3AF93AA2575AC 0A960958260
  • Collins, Glenn. "Low-Fat Food: Feeding Frenzy For Marketers." The New York Times. September 27, 1995. [Oct. 10, 2008] http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=990CE1D61F3DF934 A1575AC0A963958260
  • Kidd, Kenneth, Karlene Nation. "Burger business turns tough Fast-food sales lose their sizzle." The Globe and Mail (Canada). Aug. 26, 1991.
  • McCullough, Jillyn. "Lean sales for McDonald's low-fat burger." USA Today. March, 10, 1993.
  • Reuters, "McDonald's bid for peace comes with chicken: Hopes McArabia sandwich will quell anti-U.S.-fury." National Post (Canada). Aug. 8, 2003.
  • ­Riley, Karen. "McDonald's lightens its menu in a new drive to fatten profits." The Washington Times. July 4, 1991.