Meat of the Matter Bye, Bye Burgers

Even as a new biopic, “The Founder,” serves up an energetic, entertaining portrayal by actor Michael Keaton of McDonald’s late CEO Ray Kroc, who built a string of Midwest burger joints into a franchise empire, the movie casts Kroc as a conniving, amoral entrepreneur who cheats the original McDonald brothers out of what would have been hundreds of millions of dollars they should have earned for creating the “Speedie Service” concept that became the operational model for the entire fast-food industry.

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