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Fred L. Turner dies at 80; former McDonald's chief executive
Fred L. Turner dies at 80; former McDonald's chief executive

A grill man turned chief executive at McDonald's, Fred L. Turner oversaw an aggressive expansion of the company beginning in the 1970s that turned it into a corporate giant. When he began reshaping the restaurants in 1968, he left a visible legacy by removing the signature golden arches from the building's architecture and placing them on signs out front. What McDonald's founder Ray Kroc called Turner's gift for "planning and vision" is reflected in a restaurant menu that includes the Quarter-Pounder, which he co-developed with a California franchise owner in 1971. He also oversaw the introduction of such standards as the Chicken McNugget, the Egg McMuffin...

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