February 26, 1927|
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
April 3, 2018 (aged 91)|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
David R. Edgerton (February 26, 1927 – April 3, 2018) was an American entrepreneur and the founder of the Burger King Corporation. On March 1, 1954, he opened a franchise outlet of the restaurant chain Insta Burger King in Miami, Florida. On June 1 of the same year, he met James McLamore and the two founded the Burger King Corporation. Edgerton graduated from Cornell University. He served on the advisory board of Avantcare, Inc.
- Cornell Society of Hotelmen (1953). Directory of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen. Ithaca, N.Y: The Society. p. 308.
- Hershey, Robert D. Jr (2018-04-16). "David Edgerton, a Founder of Burger King, Is Dead at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
- Smith, Andrew F. (August 2006). Encyclopedia of junk food and fast food. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-313-33527-3. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
- "David R. Edgerton - Avantcare, Inc".
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