Page 54 Baking lessons, a cooking curriculum, farm-to-table meals, menu planning. Since the first news story came out, students have wondered when they can sign up. The two-story, 20,square-foot culinary school will include a restaurant, event center and bakery storefront. The project is a joint venture of the Port of Kennewick, city of Kennewick and CBC, and the group has a timeline of four years to secure money for it.
Kroc's father had made a fortune speculating on land during the s, only to lose everything with the stock market crash in In Kroc's Red Cross company, which assembled in Connecticut for training, there was another boy who lied about his age to get in; his name was Walt Disney.
During the Great DepressionKroc worked a variety of jobs selling paper cups, as a real estate agent in Florida, and sometimes playing piano in bands.
Kroc became convinced that the concept and design of this small chain had the potential to expand across the nation. The restaurant was clean, modern, mechanized, and the staff professional and well-groomed.
Roadside hamburger restaurants were more often than not hangouts for motorcycle gangs and rebellious teenagers, and Kroc saw in McDonald's a better vision for a restaurant.
He once said "In my experience, hamburger joints are nothing but jukeboxes, pay phones, smoking rooms, and guys in leather jackets. I wouldn't take my wife to such a place and you wouldn't take your wife either.
The restaurant was demolished in Recognizing its historic and nostalgic value, in the McDonald's Corporation acquired the stand and rehabilitated it to a modern but nearly original condition, and then built an adjacent museum and gift shop to commemorate the site now called McDonald's 1 Store Museum.
After finalizing the franchise agreement with the McDonald brothers, Kroc sent a letter to Walt Disney. Kroc wrote, "I have very recently taken over the national franchise of the McDonald's system. I would like to inquire if there may be an opportunity for a McDonald's in your Disney Development".
According to one account, Disney agreed under stipulation to increase fries from ten cents to fifteen cents, allowing himself the profit. Kroc refused to gouge his loyal customers, leaving Disneyland to open without a McDonald's restaurant.
Journalist Eric Schlosserwriting in his book Fast Food Nationbelieves that this is a doctored retelling of the transaction by some McDonald's marketing executives.
Most probably, the proposal was returned without approval.
Chief among them was the sale of only single-store franchises instead of selling larger, territorial franchises which was common in the industry at the time.
Without the ability to influence franchisees, Kroc knew that it would be difficult to achieve that goal. By granting a franchisee the right to only one store location at a time, Kroc retained for the franchise some measure of control over the franchisee or at least those desiring to someday own the rights to another store.
Restaurants were to be kept properly sanitized at all times, and the staff must be clean, properly groomed and polite to children. The food was to be of a strictly fixed, standardized content and restaurants were not allowed to deviate from specifications in any way.
There was to be no waste of anything, Kroc insisted; every condiment container was to be scraped completely clean. No cigarette machines or pinball games were allowed in any McDonald's.
Kroc had difficulty in enforcing his strict policies in the beginning as several California franchisees began offering things that were not supposed to be on the menu, altering prices, the recipes, or committing various other offenses. For a time, Kroc held off on licensing more McDonald's in California, preferring to concentrate on the Midwest, where he believed people were more conservative and less likely to challenge authority.
He also forbade McDonald's executives to have secretaries and required them to answer their own phones. They were expected to follow dress and grooming rules similar to those of rank-and-file employees in the restaurants, which included no scruffy beards though carefully groomed facial hair was allowedand they received regular company pamphlets extolling thriftiness and financial responsibility both at the company and in their personal lives.
Kroc spoke of the competition with contempt, saying that they did not offer the same quality of food, service, affordable prices, or sanitation as McDonald does. He resisted joining any fast food trade organizations for fear of giving away his business secrets.
The brothers also consistently told Kroc he could not make changes to things such as the original blueprint building codes were different in Illinois than in Californiabut despite Kroc's pleas, the brothers never sent any formal letters that legally allowed the changes in the chain.
Obtaining the funds for the buyout was difficult due to existing debt from expansion. However, Harry Sonnebornwhom Kroc referred to as his "financial wizard", was able to raise the required funds.
The brothers had told Kroc they were giving the operation, property and all, to the founding employees. In his anger, Kroc later opened a new McDonald's restaurant near the original McDonald's, which had been renamed "The Big M" because the brothers had neglected to retain rights to the name.
Neither of the brothers publicly expressed disappointment over the deal. Speaking to someone about the buyout, Richard McDonald reportedly said that he had no regrets.The Founder: A potted history of Ray Kroc's career, McDonald's facts and the Michael Keaton film IBTimes UK explores the man behind the Golden Arches, ahead of biopic's release on 17 February.
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