BOISE Idaho J.R. “Jack” Simplot, the founder of restaurant-industry supplier J.R. Simplot Co. and a key figure in the early growth of quick-service chains like McDonald’s, died peacefully at his home Sunday at age 99, the company said. One of the richest men in America, Simplot had made billions through his involvement in a number of growth industries, including technology. But he is perhaps best remembered for his work with French fries. Dropping out of school at age 14 to go into ...

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