Death of Fred L. Turner

January 6, 1933 - January 7, 2013
| Age 80

Former McDonald's CEO dies at 80
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NEW YORK (AP) — A former McDonald's CEO who helped expand the fast-food chain's global footprint and spearheaded the creation of "Hamburger University" died Thursday after suffering complications from pneumonia, the company said. He was 80 years old.

During Fred L. Turner's time as CEO from 1974 to 1987, McDonald's more than tripled its number of locations and set up shop in dozens of new markets, the company said in a statement. The chain, based in Oak...

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