McDonalds

McDonalds

Ray Kroc, a milkshake mixer salesman, ventured to California in 1954 to visit McDonald's hamburger stand, where he heard they were running eight mixers at once. Kroc was impressed by how rapidly customers were served and, seeing an opportunity to sell many more milkshake machines, encouraged brothers Dick and Mac McDonald to open a chain of their restaurants. Kroc became their business partner and opened the first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1955. McDonald's and the Golden Arches have since become an internationally-recognized symbol of quick-service hamburgers, fries, chicken, breakfast items, salads and milkshakes.

McDonald's is ranked #9 on Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500® listing.

Here are some of our most popular McDonald's articles:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231148

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230530

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230704

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229959

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230554

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In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees
Joint Employer

In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees

As the joint employer battles causes waves throughout the franchise industry, a new Tennessee law affirms franchisor and franchisee employees as separate entities.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Brings Back Bigger, More Expensive Burger
McDonalds

McDonald's Brings Back Bigger, More Expensive Burger

As the fast-food chain dabbles in premium ingredients, it is adding sirloin burgers to the menu for a limited time.
Kate Taylor
CEOs From Apple, Yelp and Salesforce Slam New Law: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

CEOs From Apple, Yelp and Salesforce Slam New Law: Weekly News Roundup

In this week's news, Tim Cook and other tech leaders blast a controversial religious freedom bill and McDonald's boosts its breakfast game and more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees
McDonalds

McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees

The pay increase at its company-operated U.S. restaurants threatens to complicate an ongoing labor dispute that turns on whether McDonald's can be held responsible for the labor violations of its franchisees.
McDonald's Is Raising Employees' Wages, But Only at Corporate Locations
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Raising Employees' Wages, But Only at Corporate Locations

The pay hike will not directly impact workers at franchised locations, which comprise 90 percent of the chain's U.S. restaurants.
Kate Taylor
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
Legal Issues

The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
Kate Rogers
McDonald's Is Trying Out All-Day Breakfast
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Trying Out All-Day Breakfast

Hungry for a win, the fast-food giant is making its breakfast menu an all-day affair.
Kate Taylor
Put Authenticity Into Your Celebrity Endorsements
Advertising

Put Authenticity Into Your Celebrity Endorsements

Just what did LeBron James mean by saying he eats McDonald's "every day"?
David Hagenbuch
These Chefs Just Raised $100,000 to Make Cheap, Healthy Fast Food
Fast Food

These Chefs Just Raised $100,000 to Make Cheap, Healthy Fast Food

A food truck legend and fine-dining restauranteur are trying to build a healthy restaurant that will truly compete with the fast-food biggies in terms of price and customers.
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McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working
McDonalds

McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Kate Taylor
What You Missed (So Far) at SXSW: Flying Cars, Bacon Bourbon Cocktails
SXSW

What You Missed (So Far) at SXSW: Flying Cars, Bacon Bourbon Cocktails

We round up the crazy, the intriguing and everything that made us smile.
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Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle
Franchises

Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle

Oral arguments on the preliminary injunction to prevent Seattle's minimum wage hike start today.
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Why Shake Shack's Danny Meyer Says the iPhone Helped End the Fast-Food Era
Shake Shack

Why Shake Shack's Danny Meyer Says the iPhone Helped End the Fast-Food Era

The restauranteur and hospitality guru believes the future of food is in 'fine casual.'
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McDonald's Makeover Promises to Be Pricey for Franchisees
McDonalds

McDonald's Makeover Promises to Be Pricey for Franchisees

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.
Kate Taylor