History of McDonald’s

Founded in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, McDonald's was transformed into a global phenomenon by Ray Kroc in 1954. Introducing efficient assembly-line systems and iconic items like the Big Mac, Kroc expanded the franchise rapidly worldwide, making McDonald's synonymous with fast food. Despite criticisms, McDonald's remains a dominant force, serving millions across over 100 countries with its affordable and convenient offerings.