McDonalds is the largest and most popular fast food chain in the world. No matter what country you are in it is not difficult to find the famous golden arches that are the trademark of the McDonalds franchise. Every McDonalds serves the famous burgers and fries that McDonalds is known for, but most also serve a selection of foods that are native to the country. No matter where in the world you are a McDonalds burger should taste the same as at home. So when did McDonald’s come in to being? Read on to find out
When was McDonalds Founded?
Even though the first McDonalds store was opened in the 1940’s by two brothers named Richard and Maurice McDonald, McDonald’s as we know it was not officially founded until 1955. On April 15, 1955 a franchised restaurant was opened by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois. He presented his idea of opening McDonald restaurants all over the USA to the McDonald brothers and later that year founded the MacDonald’s Corporation. Ray Kroc later brought out the McDonald brothers and began to expand the business internationally. His tough business tactics lead to the company being listed on the public stock markets in 1965 and McDonalds becoming a recognized world business. Ray Kroc worked hard to ensure that each McDonalds franchise adhered to high levels of quality, customer service and cleanliness. Due to his brilliant business skills suppliers started to notice McDonald’s standards and improved their own so that they could do business with the booming company.