Maurice "Mac" McDonald
November 26, 1902
Manchester, New Hampshire
December 11, 1971
Place of Death:
Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death:
Desert Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Maurice McDonald and Richard McDonald, together known as the McDonald Brothers, were American entrepreneurs who founded the fast food company McDonald's. They opened the original McDonald's restaurant in 1940 in San Bernardino, California, where they created the Speedee Service System to produce their meals, a method that would become the standard for fast food. After hiring Ray Kroc as their franchise agent in 1954, they continued to run the company until they were bought out by Kroc in 1961 for a mere $2.7 million for a chain that produced $37 million at the time. Ray Kroc also failed to honor the commission agreement on the gross sales of the entire operation.
Maurice was the creator of the Big Mac, which is used as an economy index to compare the currency of different countries.
Repeat after me – Ray Kroc is not the founder of McDonald’s.
Final Resting Place:
Desert Memorial Park
31-705 Da Vall Drive
Cathedral City, California, 92262
Grave Location:Section B-8, Grave 43
Grave Location Description
Buried in the same section as Frank Sinatra, as you enter the cemetery drive 100 feet and park. Walk to your right towards the flowers for Frank and his wife and continue walking down the row another 200 feet. His marker is well worn and hard to find if you just looking for Maurice McDonald. Good luck!
Grave Location GPS33.816722, -116.441639
Read More About Maurice "Mac" McDonald:
- Wikipedia Entry
- The Tragic Real-Life Story Of The McDonald Brothers
- Remembering Maurice McDonald: 9 facts about the McDonald's co-founder and the fast food firm - Education Today News
- McDonald's Ray Kroc cheated the brothers who REALLY started empire out of $300m
- The Founder Movie vs True Story of Real Ray Kroc, Dick McDonald
- Richard & Maurice McDonald + Ray Kroc - Mr. Jensen's U.S. History Website
- Why Did the McDonald Brothers Sell? McDonald’s Original Story
- When Dad Lost His Job, the McDonald Brothers Started a Fast-Food Empire - New England Historical Society
- Maurice McDonald House, 1293 North Rose Avenue 1961 | Flickr
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