In 1954, there was a man Ray Kroc discovered a small restaurant in California. He was the first man who wrote the first page of Mcdonald’s. He started the small burger restaurant name humble beginnings and today Mcdonald’s is the world’s biggest food franchise having more than 36000 restaurants in the world.
Ray Kroc, then 15, lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver in 1917, but the war ended before he could complete his training. He worked as a pianist, a paper cup salesperson, and a Multimixer salesman after that. In 1954, he went to a restaurant in San Bernardino, California, where several Multimixers had been purchased. There, he discovered a small but profitable restaurant managed by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald and was blown away by their efficiency. The McDonald brothers created a limited menu, focusing on only a few products — burgers, fries, and beverages – allowing them to concentrate on quality and speed of service.
McDonald’s commitment to quality meant that ingredients were thoroughly examined, tasted, and tweaked to meet the operating system. Kroc sold his early suppliers on future volumes by sharing his vision of McDonald’s future. They believed in him, and the restaurant prospered as a result.
Ray Kroc was seeking a collaboration once again, and he managed to develop the food service industry’s most integrated, efficient, and innovative supply system. Over the years, these supplier ties have flourished. In reality, many of today’s McDonald’s suppliers got their start with a handshake from Ray Kroc.
We’ve had a lot of notable milestones, from the first drive-thru to the first Chicken McNuggets. Take a peek at our interactive History Timeline for a quick overview of our achievements.