'The Founder' (Jan. 20)  -   While it'll be seeing limited release in December to make it Oscar‐eligible, this biopic of McDonald's bigwig Ray Kroc won't be hitting most theaters until later in January. It looks like the extra wait will be well worth it, though. Michael Keaton will play the crafty, milkshake‐ peddling Kroc as he continues his recent career renaissance, and Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch will play McDonald's founders Richard and Maurice McDonald.

'The Founder' (Jan. 20) - While it'll be seeing limited release in December to make it Oscar‐eligible, this biopic of McDonald's bigwig Ray Kroc won't be hitting most theaters until later in January. It looks like the extra wait will be well worth it, though. Michael Keaton will play the crafty, milkshake‐ peddling Kroc as he continues his recent career renaissance, and Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch will play McDonald's founders Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The second McDonald’s ever built and the oldest still standing, in Downey, CA. (image: Alan Hess via Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians)

The Golden Arches of McModernism

The second McDonald’s ever built and the oldest still standing, in Downey, CA. (image: Alan Hess via Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians)

Ray Kroc suggested that Richard and Maurice McDonald franchise their small business and opened the first McDonald's restaurant in 1955, creating a new fast food experience.Going out and getting a few hamburgers was a treat and a way of bonding for the families of the 1950's.

Ray Kroc suggested that Richard and Maurice McDonald franchise their small business and opened the first McDonald's restaurant in 1955, creating a new fast food experience.Going out and getting a few hamburgers was a treat and a way of bonding for the families of the 1950's.

McDonald's as we know it today began in 1955 in Illinois after Ray Kroc was inspired by the original Richard and Maurice McDonald brothers who had opened a burger bar in California back in 1940. The first McDonald's opened in the UK in 1974 in Woolwich, London

McDonald's as we know it today began in 1955 in Illinois after Ray Kroc was inspired by the original Richard and Maurice McDonald brothers who had opened a burger bar in California back in 1940. The first McDonald's opened in the UK in 1974 in Woolwich, London

The May 15, 1940 Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s restaurant (pictured) in San Bernardino, California, but it was not until eight years later that began serving fast food. Ray Kroc a machine supplier to the restaurant became...

The May 15, 1940 Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s restaurant (pictured) in San Bernardino, California, but it was not until eight years later that began serving fast food. Ray Kroc a machine supplier to the restaurant became...

McDonald's, or simply McD, is an American hamburger and fast food restaurant chain. It was founded in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.

McDonald's, or simply McD, is an American hamburger and fast food restaurant chain. It was founded in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The cost of a Big Mac is $1.97 On this day …….. 7th of July 1996 McDonalds, in the “assembly line” format we know it today, was begun by Richard and Maurice McDonald back in December 1948. It was an unusual venture of its time, having only a limited menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and drinks, which allowed for quicker and cheaper […]

The cost of a Big Mac is $1.97 On this day …….. 7th of July 1996 McDonalds, in the “assembly line” format we know it today, was begun by Richard and Maurice McDonald back in December 1948. It was an unusual venture of its time, having only a limited menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and drinks, which allowed for quicker and cheaper […]

McDonalds original store    The McDonald's restaurant concept was introduced in San Bernardino, California by Richard and Maurice McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire. It was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later bought out the business interests of the McDonald brothers and formed McDonald's Corporation.

McDonalds original store The McDonald's restaurant concept was introduced in San Bernardino, California by Richard and Maurice McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire. It was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later bought out the business interests of the McDonald brothers and formed McDonald's Corporation.

The golden arches are a semiotic symbol for McDonalds    http://joejjordan.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/semiotics/

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The golden arches are a semiotic symbol for McDonalds http://joejjordan.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/semiotics/

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