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How McDonald's Origins Became Hollywood Fodder

Franchising goes Hollywood.

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This story appears in the January 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some pick greatness from the pockets of others. Director John Lee Hancock’s thoughtful and entertaining film The Founder invites us to chew over which of these apply to Ray Kroc, the legendary McDonald’s figurehead, played here with reptilian aplomb by Michael Keaton.

Daniel McFadden
Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton) visits McDonald’s for the first time. It wouldn’t be the last.

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