Lovie Yancey, Creator of Fatburger, R.I.P.
February 4, 2008 11:24 AM Subscribe
Opening a restaurant is not an easy way to get rich, but for 36 year old Lovie Yancey, an African American woman living in Southern Califoria in 1947, the gamble paid off. As founder of the Fatburger chain
(warning - audio), Lovie is remembered as the creator of arguably the greatest hamburger in a nation obsessed with hamburgers. Lovie passed away Jan 26, at 96 years of age
, and even if you're not a fan of her burgers, take a moment in tribute to a remarkable woman.
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