|Born||James Whitman McLamore
May 30, 1926
New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 9, 1996
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
Cause of death
James Whitman McLamore (May 30, 1926 – August 9, 1996) was co-founder of the Burger King fast food franchise with David Edgerton. McLamore attended Northfield Mount Hermon School before matriculating at Cornell University.
McLamore was an employee and also a business man before. Edgerton originally opened Insta Burger King in Miami, Florida on March 1, 1954. Three months later, on June 1, he met McLamore and they formed the Burger King Corporation. The corporation opened Burger King stores and went on to introduce the Whopper burger in 1957, when it also dropped "Insta" from the name. The pair sold the business to Pillsbury in 1967 and McLamore served as Burger King's president until 1970, and was chairman to 1976.
McLamore died of cancer in Coral Gables, Florida on August 9, 1996, at the age of 70.
- "James McLamore Bio, Founder of Burger King". Retrieved December 30, 2009.
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