Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Friday, March 28, 2008

Rest in Peace: Herb Peterson

The founder of the Egg McMuffin, Santa Barbaran Herb Peterson, passed away Tuesday. Herb was 89 years old and owned several McDonald's franchises with his son David. CNN did a good story about him on Wednesday that I had meant to post yesterday.

I've sat with Herb a few times over the years at his Upper State Street store and discussed current events over a cup of coffee...he was a good man who gave a lot to our community and will be missed by many.

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Anonymous the chupacabra said...

He will be missed and was truly a asset to the community, no matter how you may feel about mcdonalds you have to respect the fact he gave back and had a positive impact here.

And BTW Sara CNN didnt do that story it was a cut and paste from the AP like 85% of their site. Credit where credit is due after all...

3/28/2008 8:37 PM  
Blogger Old Jack said...

And before he was a McDonalds franchisee, I enjoyed several hamburgers, etc. at Peterson's Drive-In, across from Longs on upper State Street. So he has been an institution for quite some time here - and, indeed, he will be missed.

3/29/2008 2:50 PM  

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