Timeline created by jtfedelski
  • BORN

    Ray Kroc was born on october 5th , 1902
  • odd jobs

    odd jobs
    Sold paper cups and did other random jobs. He finally opted to sell multi-mixers.
  • the very first resturant

    the very first resturant
    The first McDonald's was built in 1940 by the McDonald brothers (Dick and Mac).
  • ray kroc meets the McDonalds bros

    Received an order of 8 multi-mixers by McDonald’s brothers.
  • franchisee

    Ray Kroc became the first franchisee appointed by Mac and Dick McDonald in San Bernardino, California.
  • The start

    1955: Ray Kroc opened his first McDonalds in Des Plaines, Illinois.
  • ray owns it all

    Ray Kroc bought all rights to the McDonald's concept from the McDonald's brothers for $2.7 million.
  • International

    The first restaurants outside of the USA opened in Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Big Mac

    Big Mac
    The Big Mac was introduced.
  • Easy to get

    The company's first Drive-Thru opened in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
  • Largest restaurant

    Largest restaurant opens - with 334 seats.
  • ray kroc dies

    Died on January 14.