Restaurateur Robert Bennett dies at 76Written by Brigitta Burks | News Editor | BBurks@toledofreepress.com
Robert G. Bennett, who purchased the assets of Tony Packo’s in 2011 and whose company operated 26 Burger Kings, died May 8 at the Cleveland Clinic.
He suffered a short illness, according to a news release. In 2011, he successfully bid on the court-ordered sale of Tony Packo’s assets.
Bennett, 76, was born in New York City. He grew up in South Florida and moved to Kalamazoo in 1966. He opened a Toledo Burger King the following year and moved to the area.
Bennett was an active fundraiser for Central Catholic High School and was a past director of the Toledo Council of the Boy Scouts of America, in addition to being involved with other charities and groups. He was also a past chairman of the National Franchisee Association’s Committee for Franchisee/Franchisor Relations. Information on services is forthcoming.