In 1954, a milkshake mixer machine salesman sold eight of his mixers to a small road side restaurant in California that was booming with business. He was blown away by their ability to produce an order in under a minute. The brothers who owned the restaurant gave him a tour of their operation which was a model of systems and efficiency.
Eventually, the salesman struck a deal with the brothers that allowed him to franchise their business. The rest is history. That salesman was Ray Kroc, and the restaurant was McDonalds.
Before his death in 1984, Ray Kroc was the owner of the San Diego Padres and was worth about a billion dollars. He became a celebrity and was known as “The Founder”. Truly, a story of financial success.