In the spirit of the "Can you help connect...?" threads that were very successful in connecting a bunch of state governors a while back, I'm working on a list of founders of fast food chains, but I'm running out of ideas. (Partly because several fast food chain founders are already connected to the main tree. Including one that I put up just the other day for the sake of this challenge! Some people are just way too impatient... )
So, I'm looking for more people to add to the list. Currently, I have ten chain founders, and I've found that 14 is a pretty good number for these challenges: if there are too few, the challenge isn't interesting; if there are too many, the challenge gets too intimidating.
Specifically, I'm looking for people who were founders or co-founders of restaurant chains which serve (or served) fast food (hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fried chicken, burek, cevapi, sate, tacos, burritos... Now I'm getting hungry...) The food can be eaten on the premises or takeaway, but if there is table service (as in, waiters), then it's not fast food. There should be at least a dozen locations in the chain, so there's half a chance that the founder(s) will have Wikipedia entries. (Although you wouldn't believe how many restaurant chains have Wikipedia entries, sometimes really detailed ones, but the founder might be mentioned only in passing, if at all.) And, of course, the founder needs to be, well, no longer with us.
I am particularly interested in fast food chains that were started outside the United States, because most of the founders I've already found were American, and it would be kind of nice to make this challenge a bit more inclusive.