McDonald's I'm Lovin' it!

Meet Richard and Maurice McDonald, Founders of McDonald's

Richard (Dick) McDonald was born February 16, 1909 in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. Later died July 14, 1998 in Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S, at the age of 89. Maurice (Mac) McDonald was born November 26, 1902 in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. Later died December 11, 1971 in Riverside, California, U.S, at the age 69.

First McDonald's built in 1940.

In 1937, the McDonald brothers opened a hot dog stand (without hamburgers on the menu) in Arcadia, California, northeast of Los Angeles. It was a typical drive-in food stand of its era, where people waited in their cars, while carhop waiters took and delivered orders. But in 1940, the brothers designed a purpose-built restaurant in San Bernardino, California, focused on hamburgers and french fries. Shown in the picture. Of course it's been remodeled because the Arches didn't come into play until 1962.

Meet Ray Kroc, First Francise in 1955, in Des Plaines, Illinois

Ray Kroc, Born in October 5, 1902, Later died in January 14, 1984. Ray Kroc bought the business from the McDonald brothers, standardized operations, and began to expand around the world, realizing his vision in ways even he couldn’t imagine in 1954. His McDonald's opened up in April of 1955. His idea's took off. The brothers wished to maintain only a small number of restaurants, which conflicted with Kroc's goals, and in 1961, they sold the McDonald's company to him for $2.7 million.

McDonald's Characters 1980-1990's

Ronald McDonald, Grimace, Hamburglar, and the French Fry Gobblins (renamed the Fry Guys, and later the Fry Kids with the addition of the Fry Girls) in the early 1980’s and 1990’s.

Mcdonalds first commercial starred Willard Scott aired in 1963.

McDonald's restaurants are found in 118 countries and territories around the world and serve 68 million customers each day!

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customers first, success will be yours.”

“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.”

Though McDonald's wasn't originally Kroc's idea; he had a vision of what he wanted it to be, and he ran with it. Making McDonald's number one for the longest time.


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