Team Building

PofE 055: Dave Thomas Built a Fast Food Restaurant That’s Building a Legacy Supporting Adoption

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Mom hugging her adopted boy."No legacy is so rich as honesty." -William Shakespeare


Background and Challenges:

  • Born on July 2, 1932, Dave Thomas was born an orphan in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He never learned the identity of his mother.
  • Rex and Auleva Thomas adopted him at the age of six weeks. His adopted mother passed away when Dave was five.
  • His father sought support from his parents to help raise Dave as he moved frequently looking for work.