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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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McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test

If you're near a McDonald's in Columbus, Ga., get ready for coupons to start popping up on your iPhone.
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Capitalism

No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

The lamentations of how McDonald's will somehow hurt Cuba are misplaced. You should be cheering on the Golden Arches.
Ray Hennessey
Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan
McDonalds

Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

At McDonald's restaurants in Japan, medium and large fries have been taken off the menu.
Kate Taylor
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Movies

This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food

John Lee Hancock, director of 'The Blind Side,' is reportedly in negotiations to direct a movie on the early days of McDonald's.
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McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
McDonalds

McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.
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What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?
McDonalds

What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?

McDonald's same-store sales fell 2.2 percent in November, even worse than analysts' expectations. Here are four ways to end the slump.
Kate Taylor
One Group Believes McDonald's Inside Churches Will Bring More Worshippers
McDonalds

One Group Believes McDonald's Inside Churches Will Bring More Worshippers

The 'McMass' project proposes an entrepreneurial way to grow church membership: Open up fast-food franchises inside.
Kate Taylor
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries
Food Businesses

This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments
McDonalds

McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments

Even though McDonald's same-stores sales declined in October, the fast-food chain was able to beat analysts' expectations.
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Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders
Franchise

Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''
McDonalds

McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''

The fast-food chain, often criticized in social media, takes on its critics in a new ad campaign.
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McDonalds

Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn't stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.
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Franchise

The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.
Brian Sozzi
McDonald's Profit Plunges 30 Percent as Traffic Continues to Fall
Franchise

McDonald's Profit Plunges 30 Percent as Traffic Continues to Fall

The fast-food giant is struggling to retain customers domestically and abroad.
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