The Founder
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Harry J. Sonneborn: Mr. Kroc, if you're not making money hand over fist, something's terribly wrong.

Ray Kroc: If I saw a competitor drowning, I'd shove a hose down his throat.

Ray Kroc: You know what - contracts are like hearts, they are made to be broken.

Mac McDonald: Dick. We will never beat him. We will never be rid of him.

Mac McDonald: This is not your company, Ray.

Dick McDonald: There's a wolf in the hen-house. We let him in.

Ray Kroc: What's your name?
Leonard Rosenblatt: Leonard. Leonard Rosenblatt.
Ray Kroc: Rosenblatt? What's a Jew doing selling Catholic bibles?
Leonard Rosenblatt: Making a living.

Ray Kroc: If you've got time to lean, then you've got time to clean.

Factual error: As Ray is driving around the country selling his machines, we see town mileage signs that are green with white lettering. In the early 50s they were white with black lettering.

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Question: Two questions are puzzling me. 1. Considering the tactics that Ray used to take control of McDonald's from the brothers, couldn't it be said that he cheated and conned the brothers out of their restaurant? 2. When Ray visits Mac in the hospital, he offers him a blank check to which the brothers agree. Why would they agree to such a thing instead of fighting to get their restaurant back?

Answer: 1. Yes, he pretty much cheated them out of their restaurant, royalties, intellectual property, etc. 2. Ray elaborates on this towards the end of the film when is on the phone with them. He's generated so much revenue from his real estate venture that he can afford to tie them up in court for years and drown them in legal fees if they decided to sue him for breach of contract. This is why they decide to surrender the company and everything that came with it in exchange for $1 million each and 1% perpetuity, the latter of which they never received.

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