History of Benihana

Who introduced teppanyaki to the US? Why do Benihana chefs crack jokes while wielding knife tricks? What does any of it have to do with world famous DJ Steve Aoki?

In this episode, we’ll find out how a young playboy turned a style of Japanese cooking into a restaurant empire that has captivated families for generations.

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Have you ever wondered how ketchup became America’s favorite condiment? Or why Four Loko was banned by the government? Or how roller coasters were invented? In “History of…” host Wil Fulton will take you through a rapid-fire crash course on some of humankind’s greatest innovations in food, drink, and travel. Hey, if you can keep up, you actually might learn something!

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CREDITS:

Host / Written by
Wil Fulton / Mia Faske

Senior Creative
Jake Rasmussen

Development Producer
Wil Fulton

Associate Producer
Mia Faske

Editor
Zachary Lapierre

Animator
Danna Windsor

Production Coordinator
Myra Rivera

Line Producer
Anna Frangos

Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Byrne

Director of Development
Leo Fernandez

Creative Director
Audra V. Pace

Head of Video
Jim D’Amico

Chief Content Officer
Meghan Kirsch

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