Other Notable Deaths

Other Notable Deaths

January 13, 2008

Carl N. Karcher, 90

Founder of fast-food chain

Carl N. Karcher, who parlayed a $325 investment in a hot-dog cart into one of the biggest hamburger chains in the western U.S., died last week. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and was being treated for pneumonia. Mr. Karcher founded Carl's Jr., which has more than 1,000 locations.

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