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Grinding It Out: The Making Of McDonald’s – Ray Kroc, Robert Anderson – Google Books

As for someone who was born and raised in Chicago and learning that Ray Kroc was also a fellow Chicagoan made the book even better. But where does this stop? Initially, he sold various items such as paper cups, milkshake mixers before coming in contact with McDonald brothers, who ran a small but popular fast food joint in California, at the age of It is very interesting to read and understand Ray Kroc’s internal though process as krkc made decisions that seems grindung at the time.

That tells me what I need to know about a McDonald’s store would do there.

In recent times, it seems that those who rise to success are always bright, young, and precocious. I tend to think of McDonald’s ginding providing cheap, nutritionally deficient food served by adults who work several low-paying part-time jobs to make ends meet. He gets a job with a company selling real estate for a yrinding. It’s plain simple the world of business.

He met her while she was playing organ at a dinner party The fact that he was able to identify a winning formula for a franchise and The title says it all.

Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s

This story is immensely inspiring and something I expect to revisit many times in the next few years. The piano job ends one night when federal agents arrests everyone in the bar for selling alcohol prohibition during this time.


Grindig of good ideas on how and what to do if you want to launch your startup after your first quarter rxy a century professional career. The love of his life. This character trait was his saving grace, and his demise at the same time. It turns out that he was a salesman prior to his McDonald’s venture, with some successes and some failures. Ray Kroc shows we should at least give it a try, life allowing you so.

As he had set it up, we would not take a mortgage for more than ten years, even on a subordinated basis. See 1 question about Grinding It Out…. There is much to learn from, but not imitate in this book. Initially I debated whether it was worth reading this book, having watched the movie already. Inthe McDonald’s brothers “close that successful restaurant [and] reopened it a short time later with a radically different kind of operation That may have been what actually happened but it was nice to hear the other side.

It turns out this biography is more on the class of Shoe dog by Phil Knight. Love is supposed to be a good one: My wish is to open a McDonalds franchise in the coming future. So the book starts with a bunch of strange stuff from the early part of the century.

It was the only way out, it seemed, and I had to take it I’m sure that some of the owners and suppliers might have had a different take on things. The corporation has purchased stores-many of them, as I will show in later chapters. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Selected pages Title Page. I listened to it on audio and the narration was fine.

Notes “A man must take advantage of any opportunity that comes along” p. McDonald’s was more than just a restaurant that sold 15 cent hamburgers; it was a way of life for Grindign Kroc, and soon enough he made it a way of life for the majority of Americans.

I’d be the sole agent or Multimixer in the country. During the ‘s and 60’s there was a large expansion of interstate, cars, and drive-thru restaurants. Glad a read this. Great book – couldn’t put it down. You’ll never forget Ray Kroc. To ask other readers questions about Grinding It Outplease sign up.


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Back in Chicago, Kroc decides to only sell paper cups and only play the piano for pleasure p. Similar to the story of Asa Candler and the birt “Look after the customer, and the business will take care of itself” – Ray Kroc I will start this review off by addressing the Elephant in raay room, although a practicing vegetarian of many years, one cannot deny the stratospheric mark that McDonalds, as a business, has made on the world; in terms of real estate locations, krlc opportunities, work for charity Ronald McDonald House the list goes on and has ultimately changed the way we live.

Not the very best literary style, but who cares? Ray Kroc was 52, had diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and suffered from a gallbladder surgery all while starting McDonald’s. I would like to get a better sense of this man from the perspectives of others.

Taking reasonable risks is part of the challenge. Ray was an average American who simply worked at his goals until he attained them.

He then decided to divorce his wife, Ethel, for Joni. Grinding it out is the story of how a man named Ray Kroc took a small restaurant and made it into the largest fast food chain restaurant in the nation.

I wanted the man closest to the stores to be able to make decisions without seeking directives from headquarters. An inspiration to those who are finding it hard to A paean to self.