Sunday, January 22, 2017

McDonald’s movie; Hells Angels Parallel

The story of McDonalds making San Bernardino into the “Fast Food Capital of America” draws comparisons to the Hells Angels MC.
Over the past 50 years there’s been at least 20 films based on the Hells Angels. McDonald’s got its first when “The Founder” was released. Michael Keaton plays the lead role of Ray Kroc. In 1961, the Hells Angels and McDonald’s both began growing from a small local independent business into a international brand with franchises throughout the world.

The Hell's Angels were the anti-McDonalds, flouting their disregard for authority and the clean and cheery.
The Hells Angels still consider San Bernardino its mother charter. In the early 60s San Bernardino had just 60,000 inhabitants but millions passed through every year because it was the last stop on Route 66.

The same year the McDonald brothers opened their new self-service restaurant, a group of ex-servicemen formed a local biker club, borrowing the name of the US Army's Eleventh Airborne Division.

Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc.
The original hexagonal McDonald's hamburger stand in San Bernardino was demolished in 1957 to be replaced by a building in the Golden Arches style. It was demolished in the 1980s, although part of the sign remains. An unofficial McDonald's museum was subsequently opened on the site.

McDonalds operates in 118 countries and serves 68 million customers each day.

McDonald's operates over 35,000 restaurants worldwide.
The HAMC acknowledges more than one hundred chapters spread over 29 countries.