Monday September 21, 2020

McDonald's "Hamburger University" founder dies at 80

Fred L. Turner, one of McDonald’s earliest employees and founder of its signature Hamburger University, who rose to chief executive officer, has died.

8th January, 2013
Fred Turner with company mascot Ronald McDonald.

Fred L. Turner, one of McDonald’s earliest employees and founder of its signature Hamburger University, who rose to chief executive officer, has died. He was 80.

He died yesterday after entering hospice care in Deerfield, Illinois, his longtime hometown, according to his daughter, Paula. The cause was complications from pneumonia. He was honorary chairman of the board of directors of what is today the world’s largest restaurant company.

Turner founded Hamburger University...

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