10. The Nathan’s Family Feud
The Handwerker family became pretty divided, according to Famous Nathan, a documentary directed by Nathan Handwerker’s grandson, Lloyd. The family feuded started when Murray and Sol, sons of Nathan, didn’t see eye-to-eye in the future direction of the company. Regardless, older brother Murray went ahead and expanded the business to his vision. The company has since extended its reach to countries as far as Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Panama, and Malaysia. Sol separated from Nathan’s Famous and opened a store on 34th Street in Manhattan. It closed in 1977.
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