The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Dick and Mac McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food at their San Bernardino hamburger stand, and the crowds of patrons it attracted, Kroc immediately saw franchise potential and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. And thus McDonald’s was born.
Michael Keaton stars as the maverick American entrepreneur Ray Kroc, who transformed McDonald’s from humble burger stand into a global empire now with over 35,000 locations around the world.
Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch portray Dick and Mac McDonald, the innovative brothers whose assembly line system brought industrial efficiency to the preparation of their limited menu of burgers, fries, shakes and sodas during a dynamic period in post-war America when people were time-strapped and clamouring for speed.
‘The Founder’ is in Cinemas November 24. View the trailer above. Read the Cream review here.
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