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Ray Kroc

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  • Go on a SoCal hunt for Googie architecture

    It was the 1950s. America was a superpower, and the Los Angeles area was the center of it. The space race was on. A car culture was emerging. So were millions of postwar babies. Businesses needed ways to get families out of their automobiles and into...
  • The peace racket

    'If you want peace, prepare for war," counseled the Roman general Flavius Vegetius Renatus more than 1,600 years ago, echoing the sage advice given nine centuries earlier by the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. But in a film I saw recently at Oslo's...
  • Josh Ozersky's "The Hamburger"

    riting an ode to a single food is a road studded with pitfalls. If you go too granular, your narrative is derailed by obscurity. If you're too generalist, you sink into a morass of cliche. Which is why, with the hamburger—and there is no more...
  • The first McDonald's

    The first McDonald's
    The journey to billions and billions began with a single humble hamburger. History does not note the name of the customer, but that first request for service on this date at the new franchise restaurant on Lee Street in Des Plaines became the order heard...
  • School's Out for the iPhone

    School's Out for the iPhone
    Share | Popsicles, baseball and the iPhone are all signs that Summer has finally arrived. For the fourth straight year, Apple has once again proven their mastery in art of the "encore." No one on earth makes me love something so much only to introduce...
  • Apr.16: Author - Stephen Fried - APPETITE FOR AMERICA: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire that Civilized the Wild West

    Apr.16: Author - Stephen Fried - APPETITE FOR AMERICA: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire that Civilized the Wild West
    The story of Fred Harvey's dovetails with America's expansion westward, the modernization of the U.S. through the railroad, and a time when business was done with a handshake and an empire could be born with a dream. Harvey's Horatio Alger life takes...
  • Walk For Kids 2010

    Gayle Anderson was live in Rancho Cucamonga with a preview of the "WALK FOR KIDS 2010." "WALK FOR KIDS 2010" is Sunday, April 11th at three locations: Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, Los Angeles at the Universal Studios Backlot, and in Orange...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago radio

    10 things you might not know about Chicago radio
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE Headline: 10 things you might not know about Chicago radio Chicago radio is constantly being retuned. Just last week, National Public Radio confirmed a deal to make a TV pilot out of the Chicago-based radio show "Wait, Wait ... Don't...
  • Golden memories of golden era

    Life has been good to Daniel Zakos since his humble start flipping burgers out of a small Des Plaines roadside shack. Fifty years ago Friday, Zakos began the after-school job working for a middle-age, milkshake machine salesman named Ray Kroc, who...
  • McDonald's new downtown site gets ready for party

    It's going to be a race to complete the supersized McDonald's restaurant in downtown Chicago in time for the kickoff of the company's 50th anniversary party on Friday. But Daniel Wohlfeil, McDonald's director of worldwide development, is promising the...