Fatburger founder, industry pioneer Lovie Yancey dies

SANTA MONICA Lovie Yancey, founder of the 60-year-old Fatburger chain, died Jan. 26, officials with parent company Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc. announced Tuesday. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Yancey, with business partner Charles Simpson, opened Mr. Fatburger, a walk-up hamburger stand with only three stools, in 1947 near downtown Los Angeles. Five years later, the partners split and Yancey changed the name to Fatburger, growing the brand at a time

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