The Founder

My husband and I watched The Founder, the new movie about Ray Kroc, who expanded the McDonald’s fast food train.  Michael Keaton plays Kroc, who meets the McDonald’s brothers and strikes a deal with them to franchise their restaurant.  He eventually finds a loophole in the contract to completely cut them out and becomes a wealthy tycoon in the industry.

Keaton played the role really well and it turns out Kroc was not a very likable man, either in his business ethics or in his loyalty to his wife.  My husband, who loves anything related to business, called this his favorite movie ever.  There were certainly important business lessons to learn, especially from the perspective of the McDonald’s brothers and their inability to protect their business.  Overall, this was a good biopic and a good choice to watch together.


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