Screentime: 'The Founder,' And Kansas City's McDonald's Stories | KCUR

Screentime: 'The Founder,' And Kansas City's McDonald's Stories

Jan 24, 2017

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Based on a true story, the new film 'The Founder' tells the tale of how struggling salesman Ray Kroc found the McDonald's brothers and their California burger shop. We meet a few Kansas Citians whose own personal stories cross paths with growth of the family burger joint turned billion-dollar chain.

Plus, one long-time McDonald's worker shares his story, and his fight for higher wages.

Guests:

  • Nabil Haddad, owner Winstead's, formerly janitor turned franchise owner, McDonald's
  • Bob Bernstein, co-founder, Bernstein-Rein, created the 'Happy Meal'
  • Richard Eiker, long-time McDonald's worker, Stand Up KC leader
  • Russ Simmons, KCUR film critic