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Pizza Hut co-founder Frank Carney dies of pneumonia

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 03, 2020 10:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Frank Carney, who was 82 years old, with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, died from pneumonia after recovering from COVID-19.

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He had recently recovered from COVID-19, but had Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. He died at 4:30 a.m. at an assisted living facility in Wichita, his wife and brother said.

Pizza Hut co-founder Frank Carney dies from pneumonia at 82, after  recovering from COVID-19 | Retail – Gulf News

Frank Carney was a 19-year-old student at Wichita State University when he and his 26-year-old brother, Dan, borrowed $600 from their mother to start a pizza business in 1958 near their family's Carney's Market.

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Over the years, he got involved in various business ventures, including other food companies, real estate, oil and gas, automotive, rental and recreational businesses.

-PTC News

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