Ray Kroc, then a young salesman, visited a California hamburger stand in 1954 to sell milkshake mixers. The restaurant, run by brothers Mac & Dick McDonald, was known for providing its customers with rapid service by running 8 milkshake machines at once. Kroc, seeing a great opportunity, encouraged the two to partner with him and franchise their business. The McDonald brothers agreed and their name has since become one of the most well known and recognized brands in the world, synonymous with hamburgers, fries, and shakes served up with consistency and speed.
Start-up Cost:$1.07M - 1.89M