Maurice James McDonald

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Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Dec 11, 1971 (69)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Dec 11, 1971 (69)

About

Co-founder and namesake of the McDonald's fast food franchise.

Before Fame

He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, to a family of Irish immigrants.

Trivia

He and his brother began their restaurant franchise with the goal of earning a million dollars before their 50th birthdays.

Family Life

He and his younger brother Richard opened the first McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino, California, in 1940.

Associated With

He and his brother partnered with entrepreneur Ray Kroc in 1954. Kroc had a major impact on evolving the restaurant into a huge franchise and became the sole owner of McDonald's in 1961.