Unknown Facts About The Famous Michelin Star Rank

It All Started with A Motorist Guide

#30 It All Started with A Motorist Guide

Are you curious about who really stands behind the prestigious Michelin stars rank system? It is none other than one of the largest tire manufacturing companies—Michelin, 1889.

Seeing the radically low car population on the roads, the men behind this company decided to increase the car demand.

The first Michelin guide published by Édouard and André Michelin was an informative motorist guide, listing hotels, car repairs, petrol stations, etc.

The Michelin brothers modified it only in the 1920s, stressing on the restaurant reviews. By 1926, they started awarding stars—making it the Michelin Guide it is today.

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