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The Burger King: Jim McLamore and the Building of an Empire Hardcover – October 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill; First Edition edition (October 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070452555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070452558
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The history of Burger King is not nearly as well known as the almost simultaneous development of arch rival McDonald's, but that doesn't mean Burger King's rags-to-$9-billion tale will prove any less instructive or inspiring to today's budding entrepreneur. The Burger King: Jim McLamore and the Building of an Empire, by cofounder James McLamore (who died in 1996 at age 70), relates in plain-spoken and honest fashion the story of a corporation that grew from a handful of struggling south Florida drive-ins to become the second-largest fast-food chain in the world.

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A compelling look at an american original who helped usher in the fast-food era. The fascinating story of Jim McLamore, the cofounder of Burger King. Jim McLamore was a man of great integrity. He cared deeply about people and was a great motivator. He also believed it's critical to give back to your community. To me, that makes him a true leader and a great American-Dave Thomas, Founder and Senior Chairman, Wendy's International, Inc.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By JShen61582@aol.com on August 18, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book unfolds to you the making of a billion-dollar chain store. It shares with you the vision of the author and a dream of a restraurant business. I was deeply moved by how hard Jim has worked when his first two restaurants were starting out, and not even have time to spend with his new-born children. This is very true for any new entrepreneur who is thinking about opening a new business...make the commitment.
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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Pumpkin Man on March 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
4 days ago, I got my first job, starting at Burger King! The first day, I was miserable. I clean the lobby, do dishes, take out trash, and clean restrooms. I want to find a better job, but for right now, I'm stuck at Burger King! I have made a few friends, and I try to cool off in the freezer. I have not read this book, nor do I want to. You might like THE BURGER KING: JIM MCLAMORE AND THE BUILDING OF AN EMPIRE!!!
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4 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Wellington on April 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I would like to know if the book "The Burger King" will be available in Brazil, in portuguese. Thanks
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3 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
BK (Burger King) is a British coorporation. It is popular in Europe and US. BK is also known as an innovator of HIYW (Have It Your Way), BOGO (Buy One Get One free), IJTB (It Just Tastes Better). Interesting book for first food lovers.
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