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Rushton O. Backer

Rushton O. Backer, American food company executive. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1944-1946.


  • Backer, Rushton O. was born on April 8, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Henry Orlo and Dorothy (Rushton) Backer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California-Berkeley.


    • President Marketing Systems Inc., 1959-1965. National sales manager Barker Equipment Company, 1966-1967. President Sizzler Family Steak Houses, Los Angeles, 1967-1980.

      Vice chairman, chief strategy officer Collins Foods International, since 1980.


    Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1944-1946.


    • Married Ruth M. Murray. Children: Rushton, Regan, Melanie, Kevin.
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    • 1959 - 1965
      President, Marketing Systems Incorporated
    • 1966 - 1967
      national sales manager, Barker Equipment Company
    • 1967 - 1980
      president, Sizzler Family Steak Houses
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1980
      vice chairman, Collins Foods International
    • 1980
      chief strategy officer, Collins Foods International