Ray Kroc having worked as a salesman most of his adult life has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. She, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her than he is in selling, his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another. It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
The story revolves around Ray Kroc, who encountered Mac And Dick McDonald running a small but efficient burger business in 1950s California. Recognising franchise potential in their business method, Kroc went into partnership with the brothers, and eventually bought their share of the business for a reasonably paltry $3m in 1961. Then went about turning it into the ubiquitous multi-billion dollar corporation, also neglecting his wife Ethel in the process.
Miscellaneous When Ray was driving in different cities and towns and looking at the churches and courthouses, an American flag was shown with 50 stars, but since the movie was clearly the mid-50s when there were only 48 states
Michael Keaton had injured his hand while shooting for a scene where he smashes a glass desk.
John Lee Hancock had turned down the offer to direct the film twice, but after reading the script, he changed his mind.
Michael Keaton had prepared for his role in the film by taking up piano lessons.
Michael Keaton had rented 2 ice cream trucks for the film crew after he saw them exhausted from the working on the film.
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