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Subject: Archive: Ray Kroc, Jan. 14, 1984


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Made McDonald's the most successful fast food corporation in the world
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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 12:43:13pm

Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 January 14, 1984) was an American fast-food tycoon. He joined the California company McDonald's in 1954, after the McDonald brothers had franchised 6 locations out from their original 1940 operation in San Bernardino. This set the stage for national expansion with the help of Kroc, eventually leading to a global franchise, making it the most successful fast food corporation in the world.

Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century, and amassed a multi-million dollar fortune during his lifetime. He owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until his death in 1984.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kroc

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Had offered banks half the interest in McDonald's in exchange for a $50,000 loan in the early days (NT)Nobody took him up on itTuesday, January 14, 04:52:21pm


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