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Two Famous Chain Founders Pass: Pizza Hut’s Frank Carney And Applebee’s Bill Palmer

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Two giants of chain restaurant development passed away last week. Frank Carney, who founded Pizza Hut with his brother Dan near Wichita State University in Kansas in 1958, passed away after struggling with Alzheimer’s, from complications of pneumonia. He had recently recovered from Covid-19. Bill Palmer, cofounder (with his then-wife T.J.) of Applebee’s in 1980,…

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