It was the ninth overall McDonald's restaurant. Joan met founder while playing organ at the Criterion Restaurant in in 1957. Ray Kroc wanted to build a restaurant system that would be famous for providing food of consistently high quality and uniform methods of preparation. Kroc reinforced his claim of being the founder in his 1977 biography, Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's, in which he largely traces McDonald's origins to his own first McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois it was actually the ninth restaurant overall. School School Name will be update soon.
He expanded the chain of restaurants to make the fortune. They had established a production system for their burgers, it was called the Speedee Service System and employed a process similar to an industrial assembly line, vastly increasing the efficiency of the restaurant. Little did they know, their decision was going to be one of the pioneering elements for the future of the fast food industry. This however changed as they grew into mature adults. He put everything he had into work, leaving little time for his family. He soon returned, and in the same year the twinkling love birds decided to get married.
It had its roots somewhere in his childhood aspirations, dreams and jobs. He was a 39 year old, six feet tall financial wizard. The shadows of war and the Great Depression, that would plague the economy in the coming years, were still far off in the future and entrepreneurship was the buzzword for young Americans. He signed the contract with the McDonald brothers in the year 1954. However, he does include Dick and Mac and their original restaurant in his book. However, it was closed down after a few months. Richard was nicknamed Dick and Maurice was fondly called Mac.
The visionary, the risk taker, the instinctive leader, the dreamer was no more, but his dream was still living. It was not all golden arches and easy smiles for Kroc as he was suffering from diabetes and arthritis, and had to undergo operations to remove his gall bladder and thyroid gland. The war carried on till the year 1917. He was curious to know, what restaurant would require that kind of fast and massive service. After he was first introduced on television, Ronald McDonald went on to become so famous that more than 90% of the American children became familiar with him.
All these points caused a shift of the American population from the cities to the suburbs and this in turn led to the deteriorating growth of the soda fountain vendors and restaurants in the cities. Every new franchise that came up, Art Bender would help them put up their store. The previous franchising agent, Bill Tansey, quit due to health issues. Ray Kroc was having dinner at the Criterion restaurant and was speaking to the restaurant's owner, who was interested in becoming a McDonald's franchisee. However, Ray was now growing old and his health was deteriorating. Ethel and Ray had their disagreements for quite some time, over his decision of leaving a successful job with Lily Tulip Cup Company. Hamburgerology Ray could not let things slow down for him.
Perhaps the lesson from this is the thing that binds entrepreneurs is that drive to change the world. The two hit it off instantly and soon began to share great affections for each other. Initially, he sold various items such as paper cups, milkshake mixers before coming in contact with McDonald brothers, who ran a small but popular fast food joint in California, at the age of 51. It aimed to inform doctors and other health workers about the dangers of. But, it closed down after a few months. The two men served in Ambulance Company A together but did not stay in touch much after the war, that is until Kroc contacted Disney more than three decades later, in late 1954, about putting a McDonald's on Disney theme park property it didn't happen, not until the late 1990s. Ray Kroc bought the company from the McDonald brothers in 1961.
Kroc, an experienced piano player, did perform duets with Joan, but not until later meetings. A name that remained with him till the end and to which he later gathered great acclaim. After much reluctance, Ray left Chicago to move to New York, but his heart was back home. To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich, and giving. On the professional front, the year 1970 was all about focusing on the new mascot, Ronald McDonald. They dealt with it very differently and paid special attention to it. He and his partners started the Ray Kroc Music Emporium.
At this point in time, Ray was already 52 years old. He wanted to serve burgers, fries and beverages that tasted just the same in Alaska as they did in Alabama. Kroc again married for the second time with a secretary, Jane Dobbins Green, in 1963 and like his previous marriage it also ended in divorce in 1968. Business leaders need to follow ethical principles. They just buried it deep down and carried on with their lives. Career, Awards, And Nominations After the creation of the World War 11, Ray worked in different areas.