As you drive by your neighborhood McDonald’s, it signals something in your brain; the taste of a hot French fry, the warmth of a cup of coffee, or the savory sweetness of sweet n’ sour sauce on a crispy nugget.
With his generous nature, Lane is happy to announce that he and his wife, Jen, will personally match the $100,000 grant, providing $200,000 to kick-start a capital campaign for Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita to build a new 20-bedroom Ronald McDonald House.
McDONALD’S OWNER/OPERATOR BOB LANE DONATES $100,000 TO RMHC
More than 1,300 RMHC leaders and guests came together to recognize Lane at the annual Awards of Excellence in Rosemont, IL where Bob announced that $300,000 will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita.
In 1917, 15-year-old Ray Kroc lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver, but the war ended before he completed his training. He then worked as a piano player, a paper cup salesman and a Multimixer salesman.
In 1954, he visited a restaurant in San Bernardino, California that had purchased several Multimixers. There he found a small but successful restaurant run by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald, and was stunned by the effectiveness of their operation. They produced a limited menu, concentrating on just a few items – burgers, fries and beverages – which allowed them to focus on quality and quick service.
They were looking for a new agent and Kroc saw an opportunity. In 1955, he founded McDonald’s System, Inc., a predecessor of the McDonald’s Corporation, and six years later bought the exclusive rights to the McDonald’s name. By 1958, McDonald’s had sold its 100 millionth hamburger.