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Written By Karel Gandakusumah

Who here isn’t familiar with McDonald’s? A multinational and largest fast food chain in the United States famous for their hamburgers. Their slogan best describes how we all feel as we bite into their hamburgers, “I’m Lovin’ It!”


Dick and Mac McDonald used to run drive-in restaurants, until in 1948 they took a risk by developing a simple, efficient format that they named the Speedee Service System.A native Chicagoan, Ray Kroc visited the McDonald brothers in 1954 and realized the great potential of this concept. Kroc became a franchise agent for the brothers. In April 1955, Kroc launched McDonald’s Systems, Inc., later known as McDonald’s Corporation, in Des Plaines, Illinois. The rest is history.


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