David Edgerton

David Edgerton
David Edgerton
Born 1928 (age 82–83)
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Occupation Entrepreneur

David R. Edgerton (born 1928) is an American entrepreneur and the founder of the Burger King Corporation.

On March 1, 1954, he opened the restaurant 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.[1]

Edgerton graduated from Cornell University. He is married and has three children.


  1. ^ Smith, Andrew F. (August 2006). Encyclopedia of junk food and fast food. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 27. ISBN 9780313335273. http://books.google.com/books?id=4jIOEZ5F9fAC&pg=PA27. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 

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