Though McDonald’s golden arches adorn many streets throughout the world,
the fast-food giant had humble beginnings.
Here’s how McDonald’s official company history explains how its founder,
Ray Kroc, started the company:
In 1954, he visited a restaurant in San Bernardino, California that had
purchased several Multimixers. There he found a small but successful
restaurant run by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald, and was stunned by the
effectiveness of their operation. They produced a limited menu,
concentrating on just a few items – burgers, fries and beverages – which
allowed them to focus on quality and quick service.
They were looking for a new agent and Kroc saw an opportunity. In 1955, he
founded McDonald’s System, Inc., a predecessor of the McDonald’s
Corporation, and six years later bought the exclusive rights to the
McDonald’s name. By 1958, McDonald’s had sold its 100 millionth hamburger.
“If I had a brick for every time I’ve repeated the phrase Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value, I think I’d probably be
able to bridge the Atlantic Ocean with them,” Kroc once said.
2016 film directed by John Lee Hancock
and starring Michael Keaton tells a slightly different story, showing Kroc
as a ruthless businessman set on his goal to become “The Founder.”
The film was nominated for four awards, and Keaton won the
Capri Actor Award
for his depiction of Kroc.
If the company’s history intrigues you—or if you’re just a fan of Big Macs
and McNuggets—this week’s featured job opening can get you behind the
scenes of the one of the largest restaurant chains in the world, which
serves roughly 68 million people each day.
McDonald’s is looking for a
in its Oak Brook, Illinois, headquarters.
The position requires at least four years’ experience in media planning and
marketing analytics, and at least two years’ experience with digital
advertising. Candidates must have knowledge of media and marketing
measurement and know vendors that include Placed, Millward Brown, IAS and
If testing campaigns and tweaking efforts to optimize success is a passion
of yours, the job might be a great fit. The position requires you to
develop an outstanding and comprehensive media attribution strategy,
analyze data-driven deployment and work with the company’s media director
and other stakeholders on future campaigns.
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If you’d rather boost the fast-food chain’s brand in Canada, McDonald’s is
also looking for a
public relations specialist
Not the position for you?
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