Frank Dorsa

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Frank Joseph Dorsa (August 11, 1907 – January 17, 1996) was an American inventor who most notably invented the Eggo frozen waffle.[1]

Dorsa was born and raised in San Jose, California, the second of four sons born to Italian immigrants, Joseph and Mary Dorsa. Along with his younger brothers Sam and Anthony (Antonino), Frank started the Eggo food company. They later sold this company in 1966 to the Fearn Foods, Inc., which was then bought by the Kellogg Company in 1970.[2]

He married Evelyn Mary Denevan, a native of Idaho. He died in Saratoga, California, aged 88.[3]


  1. ^ "Frank Dorsa, Inventor Of Frozen Waffle". The Seattle Times. 20 January 1996. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frank Dorsa, 88, Waffle Developer". The New York Times. 1996-01-20. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Frank Joseph Dorsa, 17 Jan 1996"; California Death Index, 1940-1997, Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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