Al Bernardin Dies at Age 81...

@LadyMarissa (12161)
United States
January 5, 2010 9:27pm CST
http://www.slashfood.com/2010/01/05/inventor-of-mcdonalds-quarter-pounder-dies-at-81/?icid=main|netscape|dl4|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slashfood.com%2F2010%2F01%2F05%2Finventor-of-mcdonalds-quarter-pounder-dies-at-81%2F= Al Bernardin, the inventor of McDonald's Quarter Pounder, Filet-O-Fish, frozen french fries, hot apple & cherry pie, passed away on Tuesday January 5, 2010. We ALL owe Al a debt of gratitude for his contribution to the shape & direction of the fast food industry. Al began with McDonald's in 1960. He owned 9 McDonald's franchises in the Fremont, CA, area. What did Al contribute to your life???
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
6 Jan 10
RIP. I wonder if he ever imagined where it would go and if he thought that they would mess with the original recipe by adding sugar to the meat or making shakes that were edible vinyl (they are not milk again)?
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Jan 10
That's why I make my own milkshakes when I just HAVE to have one!!! I seriously doubt that he ever dreamed they'd ruin his heavenly burger!!! I feel that he ate plenty of them & still managed to live to the ripe old age of 81. I wonder how he managed to get the sugar out of his???
@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I never ate at McDonald's till 1972 when I was in college! Even then I was surprised how much I spend for an egg on an english muffin--I was always super thrifty. I never did get into fast food and preferred Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips over McDonald's. Mr. Bernardin lived a good long life and had a wonderful idea that benefited a lot of people on the go. Trouble is, it became part of everyday life but he couldn't possibly foresee or stop that. We could probably take a few lessons from him, especially in these tough economic times, we need to take advantage of our creativity.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I'd love to know his secret!!! You know he had to have eaten a few Quarter Pounderes yet he managed to live to 81. Doctors would say that is virtually impossible!!! Obviously it's NOT!!!
• United States
6 Jan 10
He helped contribute a few extra unwanted pounds and a shorter lifespan maybe...Hehehehe I do love me a quarter pounder..... RIP Al Bernardin you will be missed but your foods will still be very much enjoyed
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Jan 10
Al contributed the means to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and indirectly encouraged a decline in animal welfare brought on first by America's and now the World's unhealthy obsession with fast food. Of course he wasn't personally to blame entirely, but he encouraged it in weak minded individuals who would rather over indulge in the slop that purports to be food that is sold by McDonald's and others. Fast food doesn't have to be poor - but it invariably is. As a man he should be missed, as a food entrepreneur then I am afraid that in my view I have no suitable eulogy.