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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Foran had a home bordering the Vanderbilt (Old Motor) Parkway at the end of Broadway (So.), Central Park. This home was later purchased by the Roth Family.

Actually, it could be said that Dick Foran "founded" the fast-food industry. Let me explain: As I said, the Foran house was right on the side of the Old Motor Parkway. Many motorist, who traveled out from Queens on their way to Ronkonkoma, were thirsty and hungry by the time they got to Central Park (dusty, too!). They would stop at Foran's to seek some victuals. Mr. Foran saw a commercial opportunity here, and utilizing a window on the south side of the house passed food and beverages through it!

Dorothy Foran, one of three daughters, married Raymond McGunnigle, and they had three children: Raymond, Brian, Eileen.

Submitted by Rosalie Walsh Niemczyk 1/23/10

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