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David Read

Inducted 2016

“He was an exceptional leader and person. We are so proud of him. . . He leaves behind an important legacy as a business and community leader.”
— Read Family, 2016
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Biography

David Read began a 30-year career as a McDonald's franchisee with one store. He was a skilled operator and a shrewd investor and became the second largest McDonald's franchisee in Canada with over 1,000 employees in 14 restaurants. David also founded the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax in 1983.

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MLA 8TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (October 5, 2021). "David Read". Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/david-read. (Accessed: 2022, September 27)

APA 6TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (2021, October 5). "David Read". Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive. Retrieved from: https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/david-read.

CHICAGO 17TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, "David Read", Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, Last modified: October 5, 2021, (Accessed at: 2022, September 27), https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/david-read