Summary: founder of Round Table Pizza who had borrowed $1,800 and opened his first pizza parlor in Menlo Park, California in 1959 (he named the restaurant Round Table after the redwood tables he and his father built), in which the chain has more than 500 restaurants today and the company is wholly owned by employees through a stock ownership plan.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: January 30, 1933
Died: November 15, 2006
Location: Palo Alto, California