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AZDuffman
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EvenBob
July 10th, 2018 at 1:37:32 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I recently watched that movie about Ray Kroc with Michael Keaton, and they made it look like Kroc was a huge a-hole who took advantage of the McDonald brothers. They just trumped up the drama for the movie, though, because when I actually looked into the true story of what happened, it seems like the McDonald brothers were more or less fine with everything Kroc ultimately did, and were eventually okay with even selling their own name.



Kroc was kind of like General Patton or Frank Rosenthal to name two famous guys. Hard to work for but took good care of those who performed well. The brothers treated him awful and all he did was make them a ton of money. By any metric he overpaid them by a factor of several times for their interest. He and the brothers hated each other.

The real story is amazing. More than once MCD almost failed completely. Pre-1965 anyone could have passed them right by.
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EvenBob
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July 10th, 2018 at 2:26:06 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

it seems like the McDonald brothers were more or less fine with everything Kroc ultimately did, and were eventually okay with even selling their own name.



They were thrilled to get the
$2 million they sold out for.
At first. Then as Kroc took their
name and made it worth hundreds
of millions, they felt ripped off.

Like the guy who owned the patent
on the light bulb. Edison bought the
patent on a non working bulb, made
it work, made money, and the seller
felt ripped off. Oh well..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
onenickelmiracle
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November 11th, 2018 at 8:29:55 AM permalink
Remember when 1 Chipolte burrito was breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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billryan
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November 11th, 2018 at 9:10:28 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Remember when 1 Chipolte burrito was breakfast, lunch and dinner.



The first time I had Chipolte, I was stunned by how huge the burrito was. A couple months later, I had one in Vegas and it wasn't anywhere near the size. Same with everyone I've had since. No idea how or why.
EvenBob
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January 23rd, 2019 at 6:22:51 PM permalink
Remember colored toilet paper in the 60's
and 70's? If you had a green bathroom,
or blue, or pink, you bought the right
shade of TP to fit your decor. Ours
was seafoam green. The TP aisle was
very colorful, now it's solid white.

Bathrooms started to go all white in
the 80's and none of the big companies
make colored anymore. A shame..



"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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rainmanbeachbumbabsRSodiousgambit
January 23rd, 2019 at 7:46:25 PM permalink
You just know that had to cause ass cancer.
michael99000
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January 23rd, 2019 at 8:14:30 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember colored toilet paper in the 60's
and 70's? If you had a green bathroom,
or blue, or pink, you bought the right
shade of TP to fit your decor. Ours
was seafoam green. The TP aisle was
very colorful, now it's solid white.

Bathrooms started to go all white in
the 80's and none of the big companies
make colored anymore. A shame..





Was it available in brown ?
jackmagic777
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January 23rd, 2019 at 8:27:42 PM permalink
Started to disappear as all the bathrooms went white in the 89's.
Jimmy2Times
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January 23rd, 2019 at 8:35:54 PM permalink
Remember when boxing was not so expensive to watch live? Saw Willie Pep back in 1962 for $2.00 (can't recall who he fought). Saw world welterweight championship in 1970 for $5.00 (Billy Backus vs Jose Napoles). Recently paid $1200.00 to see Gennady Golovkin (GGG) lose his titles to Canelo Alvarez (I don't have many fights left so I went for it). Enjoy reading this computer board - learned a lot about gambling and really enjoy learning about the math behind gambling - the math helps me keep my mind working, thanks! This is my first post, hope I did it correctly, did it correctly.
I 'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers.
EvenBob
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January 23rd, 2019 at 9:20:33 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000



Was it available in brown ?



Beige was the closest. In the 60's
and 70's I never saw a roll of
white. Kleenex also came in
colors.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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