publication date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)
clue: Soon after founding his eponymous fast food chain, he bet it away in a poker game.
explanation: Hardee founded the Hardee's restaurant chain. When it still had only a few locations, he lost majority control of the company in a poker game with friends, and sold them his remaining share. more…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Chris Lemler