Coalition of Franchisee Associations

January 20, 2017

Neat Kroc/McDonald's Chicago Map

Exploring Ray Kroc’s Chicago


Jim said...

That was very interesting. I'd love to know the back-story behind the snubs at his birthday party:
"700 of Ray’s friends and associates gathered here to mark his 75th birthday in 1977, including a school chum from Oak Park Elementary and spurned associates Harry Sonneborn and June Martino."

Richard Adams said...

Haven't read the latest book but the Sonneborn-Kroc relationship was thoroughly discussed in a book published 30 years ago. It's complicated but pretty standard corporate politics. Doesn't seem to me the back story has been any big secret. Probably most interesting to those who knew the individuals involved.

Highly recommend "McDonald's: Behind The Arches" by John F. Love originally published in 1986 and reprinted in 1995. About $15 on Amazon.

Jim said...

Thanks for the heads-up :)