Charles Burford dies at 81; inventor revolutionized baking industry

Posted at 11:09 PM, May 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-24 23:10:58-04

He was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

You know who died?

Charles Burford.

He revolutionized the bread industry.

Bet you didn’t know that the bread industry needed to be revolutionized.

But Burford did.

He’s the guy who invented the machine that puts twist ties on bread bags.

He also created an assembly-line machine that evenly sprinkles sesame and poppy seeds on hamburger buns.

His list of bread-related inventions goes on.

Charles Burford was 81.