Ray Kroc (1902–1984)
Founder and Chairman, McDonald’s Corporation (posthumous)
Class of 2010
An American icon
Ray Kroc created a new kind of fast food experience, implementing an assembly line concept and using standardization to ensure every burger tastes the same, worldwide. He revolutionized the world of franchising and founded a company that has become a $52 billion global presence.
“He was an original, and so is the company he created.”