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Maurice McDonald (1902–1971)

Maurice McDonald was born on November 26, 1902 in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He was married to Dorothy Carter. He died on December 11, 1971 in Riverside, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2008 Food, Inc. (Documentary)
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)

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Dorothy Carter  (his death)


Richard McDonald (sibling)

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Opened the first McDonald's restaurant with brother Richard McDonald in San Bernardino, California in 1948. Credited with the concept of "fast-food", the brothers' equipment innovations and "speedee service system" cut wait time for food from 20 minutes to 30 seconds. Richard designed McDonald's "golden arches", and created the "Millions Served" sign. In 1955, the brothers granted Ray Kroc ... See more »

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