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Iacocca Named Restaurant Chairman

March 31, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Lee Iacocca’s next challenge? Making sure a restaurant chain keeps rolling along.

Koo Koo Roo Inc. named the former Chrysler Corp. chairman as its acting chairman on Monday after its previous leader, Kenneth Berg, resigned.

The 73-year-old Iacocca, who retired as the chairman of Chrysler in 1992, was credited with saving the automaker from bankruptcy.

Koo Koo Roo operates 52 restaurants in California, Las Vegas, Florida and Washington, D.C., including 14 Hamburger Hamlets acquired last year and its flagship eateries featuring chicken and specialty sandwiches.

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