Burger chain founder Wilber Hardee abandoned his namesake brand soon after launching it, but he never ventured far from the burger business.
Bledsoe is an award-winning journalist and author of 22 books. His work has appeared in Esquire, The Washington Post, and New York magazine. He is the founder and publisher of Down Home Press. He and his wife, Linda, live in Asheboro and in Carroll County, Virginia.