James McLamore

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Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 9, 1996 (70)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 9, 1996 (70)

About

Notable for co-founding the internationally-famous Burger King fast food chain, McLamore and his business partner, David Edgerton, sold their first Whopper in the mid-1950s.

Before Fame

After studying at Cornell University, he pursued a business career and jumped at the opportunity to open the Burger King Corporation, which was originally named Insta Burger King.

Trivia

In the late 1960s, McLamore and Edgerton sold Burger King to the Pillsbury Company.

Family Life

He was born in New York City, and he attended high school in Massachusetts. He later settled in Coral Gables, Florida, where he succumbed to cancer at the age of seventy.

Associated With

He and Wilbur Hardee both founded successful American fast food chains.