All built on Franklin’s saying of “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned,” the Ben Franklin 5-10 was a popular franchise around the U.S. that sprung up in 1927. At its peak, there were 2,500 stores around the country and I bet all of us can remember stopping by them after school or on the weekend! Here are a few of our favorite images and memories:
Here’s the typical storefront. So many discounts to be had! The company went bankrupt in the mid 1990’s, but thankfully someone bought up some of the stores and is bringing back the name. Keep an eye out for them – they are mainly craft stores these days!
Time really does stand still sometimes, right? Can’t you remember it just like this?