3. Weegham Park

Many people associate <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000169" title="Wrigley Field" href="/topic/sports/baseball/wrigley-field-PLTRA0000169.topic">Wrigley Field</a> with the Wrigley chewing gum company, but its origins had more to do with the fast-food industry. For its first few years, the ballpark was called Weeghman Park, in honor of co-owner Charles Weeghman, who operated a chain of quick-lunch places. The stadium at Clark and Addison was a pioneer in ballpark food, operating the first permanent concession stand.

( CHICAGO TRIBUNE / March 6, 2000 )

Many people associate Wrigley Field with the Wrigley chewing gum company, but its origins had more to do with the fast-food industry. For its first few years, the ballpark was called Weeghman Park, in honor of co-owner Charles Weeghman, who operated a chain of quick-lunch places. The stadium at Clark and Addison was a pioneer in ballpark food, operating the first permanent concession stand.

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