Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pour One Out For My Homie Egg McMuffin Inventor Dude

Recently eaten: omelette (fake eggs)
Recent annoyance: pollen


Egg McMuffin Inventor Dies at 89
A Southern California McDonald's restaurants official says Egg McMuffin inventor Herb Peterson has died in Santa Barbara at age 89.

Egg McMuffin creator Herb Peterson with his breakfast idea in 1997.

Monte Fraker, vice president of operations for McDonald's restaurants in Santa Barbara, said Peterson died peacefully at his home Tuesday.

Peterson came up with idea for the signature McDonald's breakfast item in 1972.

He began his career with McDonald's as vice president of the company's advertising firm, D'Arcy Advertising, in Chicago. He wrote McDonald's first national advertising slogan, "Where Quality Starts Fresh Every Day," and eventually became a franchisee.

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