publication date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)

category: Business

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…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Chris Lemler


Similar Goos

Isaac Tigrett

He invented the first chain of theme restaurants, drawing on his love of rock & roll and blues for his eatery concepts. Go »

Bob Iger

His company may have all started with a mouse, but for the last fifteen years, he has grown it with Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Fox. Go »

Crystal McKellar

Having a sister in the cast of The Wonder Years made it easy for this child actress to secure her breakout part in The Wonder Years. Go »

Joe Exotic

Who's the tiger king, asks a hit Netflix series about this animal-breeding, TV-starring, presidency-seeking, murder-plotting Oklahoman. Go »

Steven Brill

This lawyer and author loved the law so much that he turned a lawyer into a magazine and a court into television. Go »

Geena Davis

She has appeared on screen with a women's baseball team, a half-man half-fly, a ghost with the most, a Little mouse, and Louise. Go »