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James McLamore

American businessman
The basics
Date of birth New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Date of death Aug 09, 1996 Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, U.S.A.
Education Cornell University
Authority Library of congress id VIAF id NNDB id
The details

James Whitman "Jim" McLamore (May 30, 1926 – August 9, 1996) was with David Edgerton responsible for the expansion of the Burger King fast food franchise. McLamore attended Northfield Mount Hermon School before matriculating at Cornell University.

McLamore was an employee and also a businessman 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.

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