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The Founder Movie Quotes

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The Founder movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about how Ray Kroc built the McDonald's fast food restaurant empire. Based on true events, the biographical drama was written by Robert D. Siegel and directed by John Lee Hancock. The Founder opened theatrically in the United States on January 20, 2017.

In The Founder movie quotes, viewers meet Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a low-level but insanely ambitious milkshake machine salesman. During a sales trip, Ray learns that one diner, McDonald's, has been buying his machines and decides to pay the restaurant a visit. What Ray sees there, as hosted by Dick and Mac McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, respectively), is a quick-service burger shop unlike no other.

Ray sees the potential of a restaurant like McDonald's and urges the brothers to open franchises around the country. But initially, Ray's deal with the McDonald brothers gives him even less control than it does money, so Ray looks for other ways to build an empire. On the advice of a financial consultant (B. J. Novak), Ray begins to buy the land on which McDonald's franchises sit, in turn taking over more control of the company. This not only causes a great deal of conflict between him and the McDonald brothers, but also is the first step in Ray taking over the corporation completely.

The Founder movie quotes give a peek inside the film just as quotes from other movies released around the same time do including for xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Split, Monster Trucks, and Sleepless.  

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    There Should Be a McDonald's Everywhere

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    Mac McDonald: My brother had a brilliant idea.
    Dick McDonald: Orders ready in 30 seconds, not 30 minutes
    Ray Kroc: There should be a McDonald's everywhere! Franchise! Franchise! Franchise! 

    Ray sees the potential of McDonald's diner as he meets with its founders in these The Founder movie quotes. He also urges the McDonald's brothers to expand the business, and fast.

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      We Got an Order

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      June: Prince Castle sales
      Ray Kroc: Hi June
      June: How's it going down there?
      Ray Kroc: Good, swell, lots of interest
      June: We got an order.
      Ray Kroc: To anyone in particular? 
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      Mac McDonald: McDonald's, care for a little tour? 

      When Ray learns that one diner has ordered several of his milkshake machines, he wants to meet with this unique buyer. What he finds will change the world forever, though he doesn't realize it at the time.

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        Persistence

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        Ray Kroc: I know what you're thinking. How's a milkshake salesman build a fast food empire  with an annual revenue of $700 million? Persistence

        Ray Kroc speaks directly to the camera in this The Founder movie quote. He talks about how he went from being some low level salesman to the man behind building a multimillion dollar company, at least how he sees what happened.

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          The New American Church

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          Ray Kroc: Business is war, dog eat dog. I want to take the future. I want to win. McDonald's can be the new American church! 

          Ray feels insanely strongly about his idea for McDonald's restaurants to take over the world. He feels like he can change the world with his new church and plans to do nothing less than that.

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