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Author Topic: Are the Michelin tyre people the same as the bestowing stars on restaurants  (Read 1734 times)

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Michelin people?
If so, how did they make the leap from rubber to poncey nosh?

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Yes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin

It grew out of their roadmap and travel guide business - tyres are merely a related-ish (and somewhat larger) division of the business

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Well, well, who knew the Michelin man was called Bibendum?

...the people at Michelin I guess, but apart from that...

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I did!

It was a big feature of the Michelin advertising in 1998, 100 years since he first appeared in Michelin advertising.
He's apparently one of the world's oldest trademarks.

But I knew his name even before that.  Sad, I know.

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Not sad at all, it's the kind of nugget to squirrel away as it could net big dosh in a quiz!