Walgreens logo used until 2006
|When it was created||1901
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|People who started it||Charles Rudolph Walgreen|
|Number of locations||8,229|
|Area served||United States|
|Key people||James A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
|Parent||Walgreens Boots Alliance|
In the 1980s, Walgreens owned and operated a chain of casual family restaurants/pancake houses called Wag's. It was very similar to Denny's, IHOP and Golden Bear. In 1988, Walgreens sold most of Wag's to Marriott Corporation and by 1991 the chain was out of business.
On October 27, 2015, Walgreens announced that it would acquire another pharmacy chain, Rite Aid.
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