The Founder (2016)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - Jan 20, 2017 (USA)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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This biopic of businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) chronicles his work transforming McDonald's from a small burger chain in 1950s California to a global franchise. Along the way, he wrests control of the company from its actual founders, the McDonald brothers (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch), who believe that Kroc's business decisions are stripping the restaurant of its heart and soul. Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, B.J. Novak, and Patrick Wilson co-star. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks).

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chain, fast-food, franchising, owner, restaurant