Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc was born on October 2nd, 1902. He is the original founder of McDonalds. He went to public schools in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, butmcdonalds.jpg did not graduate. He left school to serve as an ambulance driver during World War I. Later he worked as a salesman, selling paper cups. He realized that the Mcdonalds brothers were his biggest customers. After investigating he found that they had a mass assembly line that made burgers and sandwiches, but they were not interested in expanding their business. In 1954 Ray Kroc opened his own McDonald's drive-in in Des Plaines, Illinois. He officially established the McDonald's Corporation. Even though he had diabetes and arthritis, he didn't let it slow him down. Finally, Ray Kroc managed to convince the brothers to sell the company to him. He asked them to name their price. The $2.7 million that Ray Kroc paid in 1961 for the McDonalds Corporation is considered to be one of the greatest acts of salesmanship of all time. Later on Kroc turned his attention overseas. He soon had McDonalds in more than 65 countries all over the world. Ray Kroc passed away from old age in January 1984, at the age of eighty-one, just the ten months before McDonalds sold hamburger number fifty billion.

Fast Food Nation (Book)

Fast Food Nation is a book by Eric Schlosser. It describes the fast food industry in modern times. It is very similar to the Jungle that Upton Sinclaire wrote. "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Mr.Coyle
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Then and Now
In England during the dark ages, people only made food to sell at the market. If there was any food left they got to keep it and eat it themselves. All the food they ever had was the food they could grow themselves. This is called subsistence farming. This went on until the enclosure movement when the lords kicked the peasants out to have more room farm.