Where Did the First Doggie Bags Originate?

Although no one knows for certain how the custom of taking food home for a doggie, or anyone else, began, we do know that in Ancient Rome, when a host had guests to dinner, he gave each one a fine cloth napkin in which to take home fruit from the meal.

Any guest refusing to take home his “doggie bag” was considered impolite and insulting to his host.

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