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Maurice McDonald

AKA Maurice J. McDonald

Born: 26-Nov-1902
Birthplace: Manchester, NH
Died: 11-Dec-1971
Location of death: Riverside, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, NH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of McDonald's

With his younger brother Dick, Maurice "Mac" McDonald owned and operated the first McDonald's restaurant from 1948-64, and developed the "speedee service system" that made the company famous. They began selling franchise rights in 1953, and hired milk shake machine salesman Ray Kroc to handle franchising the following year. Kroc purchased all rights to the McDonald's concept for $2.7M in 1961, and the brothers had no stake in the company after that.

Father: Patrick McDonald (b. Feb-1875)
Mother: Margaret Currin McDonald (b. Apr-1876, m. circa 1899)
Sister: Margarite McDonald (b. 1901)
Sister: Florence McDonald (b. circa 1905)
Brother: Dick McDonald (co-founder of McDonald's)
Sister: Mary McDonald (music teacher, b. circa 1912)

    High School: West High School, Manchester, NH (1920)

    McDonald's Co-Founder (1948)
    Irish Ancestry

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