Al Bernardin

Al bernardin

Al Bernardin (February 17, 1928 – December 22, 2009) was an American restaurateur and businessman who invented the McDonald's Quarter Pounder in 1971 as a franchise owner in Fremont, California. The creation of the Quarter Pounder earned him the nickname "Fremont's hamburger king. Bernadin later became McDonald's vice president of product development. His position allowed him to play a key role in the development of some of the company's signature menu items, including frozen french fries, which allowed for easier storage and transportation, as well as the McDonald's fish sandwich, apple pie and cherry pie. Bernardin was born on February 17, 1928, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1952. He was first hired to work at McDonald's Illinois corporate headquarters in 1960. Bernardin was promoted to dean of the company's training center, Hamburger University, within just six months of joining McDonald's. Bernardin purchased two company-owned McDonald's in Fremont, California, and relocated to the city in 1970.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 17th, 1928
Place of birth
Date of death
December 22nd, 2009 at age of 81
Place of death
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula


1. Cornell University Colleges/University

Cornell University ( /kɔrˈnɛl/ kor-NEL) is a private Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.

Institution info

Type Private university
2012. 4.95 bil. $
2011. 5.28 bil. $
Institution colors
410 Thurston Ave., 1853 - Ithaca, New York
2012. 14,261
2010. 13,935
2009. 13,914
2012. 7,163
2011. 7,004
2010. 4,971
Acceptance rate
2014. 14.0 %
2012. 16.2 %
2010. 18.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 29 K $
2012. 43.4 K $
2011. 41.5 K $
2010. 39.5 K $
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