The Old Spaghetti Factory
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The Old Spaghetti Factory is an Italian-style chain restaurant in the United States, Canada, and Japan. The restaurants in the U.S. and Japan are owned by OSF International, based in Portland, Oregon, while the Canadian restaurants are owned by The Old Spaghetti Factory Canada Ltd.
As of 1993, the U.S. chain had 30 restaurants in the United States and nine in Japan. The number of U.S. locations has since grown to 42, primarily in Oregon, Washington, California, and Utah. The Old Spaghetti Factory is in Nagoya, Japan  and previously in Kobe and Kawagoe, Saitama (closed 2009).
The chain was founded in Portland, Oregon, on January 10, 1969, by Guss Dussin. OSF International is the corporate name of the original, Portland-based company, which had 4,200 employees as of January 1994, in the U.S. and Japan. The Canadian locations are owned by a separate company, the Old Spaghetti Factory Canada Ltd., based in Vancouver. The U.S. company had $72 million in sales in 1993, and an estimated $90 million in 1998.
Many of the chain's restaurants are located inside renovated warehouses and historic locations. The restaurant decor traditionally features antiques, including chandeliers, brass headboards and footboards as bench backs for booths. Prominently featured are busts of train engineers, such as Adicus Piesowski. Each restaurant's most prominent feature is a streetcar in the middle of the restaurant with seating inside. 
The original OSF was decorated by Dussin’s wife, Sally. She worked endlessly to fill the space with garage sale finds and anything she could get her hands on that had a modest price tag. Today, Sally still oversees the decor that goes into each and every location, however her budget has expanded somewhat – the restaurant spends up to $1 million on the decor for each restaurant but sticks true to utilizing antiques and pieces with history and a story to tell. 
- Hamburg, Ken (January 9, 1994). "Using his noodle: By sticking to the basics, Guss Dussin gives the Old Spaghetti Factory an international reach". The Sunday Oregonian. p. P1.
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