David Edgerton

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David Edgerton
Born(1927-02-26)February 26, 1927
DiedApril 3, 2018(2018-04-03) (aged 91)

David R. Edgerton (February 26, 1927 – April 3, 2018)[1] was an American entrepreneur and the founder of the Burger King Corporation.[2] 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.[3] Edgerton graduated from Cornell University. He served on the advisory board of Avantcare, Inc.[4]


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