David Edgerton

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For the British historian of the same name, see David Edgerton (historian).
David Edgerton
Born (1927-05-26) May 26, 1927 (age 89)
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Entrepreneur

David R. Edgerton (born May 26, 1927[1]) is 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, U.S. On June 1 of the same year, he met James McLamore and the two founded the Burger King Corporation.[2]

Edgerton graduated from Cornell University. He currently serves on the advisory board of Avantcare, Inc.[3]


  1. ^ Cornell Society of Hotelmen (1953). Directory of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen. Ithaca, N.Y: The Society. p. 308. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "David R. Edgerton - Avantcare, Inc".