Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc
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Raymond Albert Kroc

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DiedJanuary 14, 1984(1984-01-14) (aged 81)
Cause of deathHeart failure
Resting placeEl Camino Memorial Park
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationPredominant establisher of the McDonald's Corporation
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ethel Fleming (1922–1961, divorced)
Jane Dobbins Green (1963–1968, divorced)
Joan Smith Kroc (1969–1984, his death)
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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.

Kroc's life while franchising McDonald's was made into a movie called The Founder with Michael Keaton playing Kroc.


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