Raymond Albert Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American entrepreneur. He was best known for turning the McDonald's restaurant chain into a franchise company.
Raymond Albert Kroc
October 5, 1902
|Died||January 14, 1984 (aged 81)|
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Resting place||El Camino Memorial Park|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Predominant establisher of the McDonald's Corporation|
|Spouse(s)||Ethel Fleming (1922–1961, divorced)|
Jane Dobbins Green (1963–1968, divorced)
Joan Smith Kroc (1969–1984, his death)
Kroc's life while franchising McDonald's was made into a movie called The Founder with Michael Keaton playing Kroc.
- ↑ "Ray Kroc". Newsmakers (Fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale Biography In Context. 1985. Gale Document Number: GALE. Retrieved 2011-06-12.
- ↑ Cicarelli, James (2003). "Ray Kroc". In Arnold Markoe and Kenneth T. Jackson (ed.). Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (Fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Retrieved 2011-06-12. Gale Biography In Context.
- ↑ Anderson, Robert (March 2009). "Ray Kroc How He Made McDonald's Sizzle". Success. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-13. (excerpt from September 1977 article)