Bill Larson

 

 

 

Age: 73

 

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