When brothers Maurice and Richard McDonald opened their hamburger restaurant in San Bernardino, California in 1940, it's unlikely that they knew that it would become a titan of worldwide commerce. But when Chicago native Ray Kroc opened his own McDonald's franchise in 1955, he enabled it to become exactly that. He bought up the McDonald brothers' equity and then expanded the business into the globally recognized corporate entity that it is today, and now McDonald's has restaurants in 119 countries, employs 1.5 million people and serves no less than 47 million customers a day.
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Posted 12 May 2010