Michael Fassbender once said ‘Big things have small beginnings‘ in a spin-off for a well known movie, the same could be said with McDonald’s in The Founder. Mac and Dick McDonald enterprise started in a small drive-thru burger stand in San Berardino, California. Some may say it was there naivety or fear that prevented them taking the next step, a step Ray Kroc could see when he met the brothers for the first time.
We’re not going to debate if Ray Kroc’s tactics were honourable or deplorable something you should decide for yourselves. For today Studiocanal has sent us 2 more videos for your viewing pleasure, first up is a clip called ‘Drive Thru‘. The clip is a pivotal part of the movie when Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) comes to the McDonalds Drive Thru when he’s confronted by a strange concept for the first time….Fast Food!
In the second video a new behind the scenes featurette revealing how Ray Kroc built McDonalds from a small company into a billion-dollar empire. So how does a 52-year-old Milkshake machine salesman build a food empire? Watch the video as the cast and crew discuss a true ‘American Dream’ come true…
The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He manoeuvred himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
You can read our review of The Founder via this link.
Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and starring Academy-Award nominated Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J Novak and Laura Dern, The Founder is released in UK and Irish cinemas 17 February.Powered by Sidelines