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McDonald's and College Hunks - Franchise Past & Future

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat the luckier you get.” ~Ray Kroc

McDonalds, started by Ray Kroc in 1955, is arguably one of the most successful franchises in business history. One of the reasons must have been Ray Kroc’s vision, efforts, intelligence and attention to detail. Just reading a few of Ray Kroc’s quotes will teach you how he was a man of principles and a man of action.

Ray Kroc really mastered his business at the ground-level. He envisioned a restaurant famous for food of consistently high quality and uniform methods of preparation saying, “We provide food that customers love, day after day. People just want more of it.”

On the franchisee level,Kroc promoted the slogan to people buying franchises, “In business for yourself but not by yourself."

He encouraged entrepreneurial spirit by rewarding franchisees who came up with great ideas such as the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish and Egg McMuffin. As a result, Kroc has become a legendary entrepreneur and his food franchise a global business leader.

“Create effective systems to keep your business on track and enable individuals to succeed” is one of the Business Commandments Nick and Omar write about in their book The Effortless Entrepreneur, which details their experience building a million dollar junk removal franchise and growing entrepreneurial enterprise. This parallels with Kroc’s words about being in business “for yourself but not by yourself”.

“Start with a vision, create a strategic plan, and live by it”, another commandment from The Effortless Entrepreneur, has been a daily principle guiding the actions of Nick and Omar since 2005 when they began College Hunks Hauling Junk.

The principles Ray Kroc professed over 50 years ago are just as relevant today as ever. No matter your industry, whether food service franchise, moving franchise or junk removal franchise, there are always those timeless guiding principles that never fail. It is those principles that we seek to actively apply and maintain indefinitely.