LONG BEFORE the debates, the campaign stops and the relentless media scrutiny, Herman Cain was just a regular guy who called the Philadelphia region home.
Cain spent a chunk of the 1980s living in Moorestown, N.J., while he ran several hundred Philly-area Burger Kings for Pillsbury, then-owner of the "Home of the Whopper."
He didn't respond to recent requests from the Daily News to discuss his memories of living and working in the Delaware Valley, but it's a topic he's spoken about before.
Cain, 65, began working for Pillsbury in the late '70s, following a successful run at Coca-Cola, where he worked as a computer-systems analyst. He moved up the ladder quickly at Pillsbury, where he was named a regional vice president of Burger King in 1982.