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Iconic St. Louis Restaurant Turns 100

Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:18 AM by Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One hundred years after it began, Crown Candy Kitchen is more popular than ever in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/TlgN0y ) reports that the iconic shop celebrates its centennial this year, though the exact date of its opening in 1913 isn't known.
After all this time, Crown Candy remains in the hands of the family that founded it. Andy Karandzieff now heads operation of the eatery that his grandfather founded. His wife, brother, even his mother are among those who work there.

Crown Candy is known for its chocolate, but also for its rich milkshakes and hearty sandwiches. The best-selling menu item is the "Heart-Stopping BLT." The restaurant once sold 315 in a single day.

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