1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up being more novelty or faddish than useful products, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. Ethel, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her than he is in selling, his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another. It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience (bad food, bad service) in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, it owned and operated by brothers Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald - Dick and Mac. ...
Director: John Lee Hancock
Writer: Robert Siegel
Production: The Weinstein Company
Released: 20 Jan 2017
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
I know what you're thinkin'
What about it
They are made to be broken
Welcome to McDonald's
I wanna win
Then you've got time to clean
What's your name
We will never beat him
If you're not making money hand over...
A hothead like that
Ray we have no interest in a milkshake...
I want a divorce
This is not your company
There's a wolf in the hen house
What about the
Let me explain something to you Dick
I'm looking for a few good men
That's the name of the game
What is this
Only in America
- COOK: Order up! (BIG BAND MUSIC PLAYING)
- - Nah, but thanks anyways. (COOK RINGS BELL) COOK: Order's up.
- - Miss? How much longer? - Should be a few more minutes. - You said that 20 minutes ago. - I'm so sorry, we're really busy today. (SOFT MUSIC)
- RAY: See, it only stands to reason here, Bud, if you increase supply, demand will follow. Chicken and the egg. Do you follow my logic? Of course you do, you're a bright forward-thinking guy wh
- RAY: Here we go. - What is...? - Enjoy. - I ordered the barbeque beef!
- RAY: There's a lot of good leads, real-real strong leads. Yeah. What? ETHEL ON PHONE: Nothing. That's wonderful. - Well, I mean, there's just tremendous interest. - I'm sure there is. - You so
- DR. CLARENCE FORD NELSON: Persistence. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent won't; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won't; unrewarded
- (EXHALES) (PHONE RINGING) JUNE: Prince Castle Sales, how can I help you? - Hi, June. - Ray, how's it going down there? - Good, swell, lot of interest. - Hold on, let me fetch your messages.
- - Don't worry, it moves fast. - Really? EMPLOYEE: Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order? - Here you go. WOMAN: French Fries? EMPLOYEE: You guys have a great day.
- Hi, welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order? - Yeah, give me a hamburger, French fries and a Coca-Cola. - That'll be.35 cents, please. - All right.
- Fifteen cents is your change.
- Here you are. - What's this? - Your food. - No, no, no. I just ordered. - And now it's here. - You sure? All right. Where are the umm... you know, the silverware and plates and everything?
- - MOTHER: May we join you? - Huh? Yeah. Sure. MOTHER: Thank you. Have a seat.
- MAC: Just throw it right there and I'll sweep it up.
- How is everything? - This might be the best hamburger I've ever had in my life. - Well, we aim to please. Mac McDonald.
- - Oh! Well, look at this... Ray Kroc. - The Multi-Mixer fella. You spoke with my brother, Dick. - I did yeah, yeah. - What are you doing way out here? I'm in Los Angeles, business meetings. I
- EMPLOYEE: May I take your order? Two soft drinks and two fries. Anything else for you, sir?
- - Speed, that's the name of the game. The first stop for every McDonald's hamburger is the grill. Manned by two cooks whose sole job is to grill those all-beef beauties to perfection. Meanwhil
- A pinch of onions and a precise shot of ketchup and mustard. - Now where'd you get those? - We made them. - Made them! - Yeah, custom built. The whole kitchen is. Next is the finishing station
- Voila, a fresh delicious burger from grill to counter in 30 seconds.
- - How the heck did you come up with this? - Oh I didn't. We did. Dick McDonald, my brother. - Hi. I gotta tell you, this is the most... Well, it's nice to meet you.
- - The fries. - What about them? - They're five percent too crisp.
- - No, they're perfect. - I think we should drop to two minutes, fifty seconds. - Wasn't that what we were at before? - 400, not 375. Higher temp, shorter cook. - I think they're spot on. - Exc
- Everybody stop! Stop! Garnish one. Garnish two. You've got pickles, you've got onions. It's a goddamn hamburger. - Come on, clear off. - Let's clear off. It's time for the pink chalk. And then
- DICK: See all this open space here now? We've rearranged the fry situation. So now it's stage left. The deep fryer stage right. DICK: Begin! That's great. - Come on, guys. - We're pretty tied
- We got it all drawn. This is better. - Is that all right? DICK: I think so. I guess... I guess... Let's assume our battle stations. MAC: Okay. Okay. Finally, after about six hours of this, we
- You feel good about those pickles! Ketchup! Use your Lazy-Susan.
- - I tell him we're closed. - We're closed. - But he looks so cute. Hang on. Hang on. What would you like, Son? - Can I buy a bag of burgers from you? - Three? - Yes, please. MAC: And I feel b
- As he's walking away from the service window a car pulls up.
- - Hello, welcome to McDonald's. - MAN: Hello there. MAC: Pretty soon there's a line around the block. - The word has spread. - And it's off to the races. MAC: And we are an overnight sensation
- - Franchise! - Beg your pardon? - Franchise! Franchise the damn thing! It's too damn good for just one location. There should be McDonald's everywhere. Coast to coast. Sea to shining sea. -
- Five. Three in Southern California. One in Sacramento. And one in Phoenix. And that's all there will ever be. - Why? - Two-words. Quality control. It's almost impossible to enforce standards
- - Well... So you put somebody in charge to supervise them. - We did. - So what happened? - He obviously didn't do a great job. - So you hire somebody else, get somebody better. - Our energies
- What is that? - A concept. - Huh. What are those? It's a way to make the place stand out when you're driving by. - The "Golden Arches", I call them. - The Golden Arches. (CHUCKLES) Who thou
- RAY: Ethel! ETHEL: In here. - Oh boy, I saw a restaurant, I've never seen a restaurant like this in my life. They've got this fully automated system. It's called the Speedee System. - Mm-hmm.
- - Boy... - So here we go. What do you mean by that? - Wax cups, Fold-a-Nooks, multi-mixers. A new idea to chase. - Those things put a roof over our heads. - At least over mine. - What do you
- Why should I settle when other men won't? - I don't know, Ray. - Maybe if I had a wife with an ounce of vision. Showed me an ounce of support. Sorry. Wrong word. - I've done nothing but suppor
- Are you familiar with the concept of the chicken and the egg, Mr. Johnson? Because I think that's applicable here.
- - What is it with this guy? - Do it for your country! - What?
- - If you boys don't want to franchise for yourselves, that's fine. Do it for your country.
- You know I've drove through a lot of towns. A lot of small towns. And they all had two things in common. They had a courthouse and they had a church. On top of the church you got a cross, and
- Feeding bodies and feeding souls and it ain't just open on Sundays, boys. It's open seven-days a week.
- - Give us a minute, Ray. - Sure.
- - I don't know. - This is your dream, it's bigger than your dream. Arches. Your arches. Coast to coast. - I can't put you through that again. - I know how bad you want this. And you should hav
- - Let's get to work, boys. - What's the first step? - Just leave that to me. We are a dynamic-fast growing company. And we're poised to make major inroads nationally. So in addition to giving u
- - Let me see. Oh, those. Yeah. That's just my little way of separating us from the rest of the pack. You like 'em? I call them the Golden Arches. - You look familiar. Have we met before? - I d
- - Take a look at the blueprints we got. We had those done locally. - I never forget a face.
- (RYDER CHUCKLING) - Unique. Original. Totally innovative. There's nothing like this. Nothing in the entire food service sector. - Nice brochure, professionally done.
- The paper cup guy. - Yeah. That was a long time ago. That was a long time ago.
- What do you think? - I don't know.
- I need this one. You think, uh... Is there anything you can do to help me out? - I'll tell you what, let me refer you to one of my colleagues. Somebody who may be better suited to meet your ne
- - Ray Kroc. Address... - 143 Juniper Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois. - Home telephone number?
- - Ahh, use my office telephone number, that's the best place to reach me. - All right. Of course we'll need an appraisal on your home before we can issue funds.
- RAY: June, did you schedule the stakeout with the engineer? JUNE: All set. - What about the fire department? Did you get the approval for the driveway design? - Left a message with them yester
- - Did he just hang up on you? - Yes. Unless we got violently disconnected. - Okay.
- - Where's the... Where's the front of the apron? - Show me. - All right. Just make sure the windows are big enough so the customers can look into the restaurant. All the way to the kitchen. Do
- Here you go, gentlemen. Back to work. - Let me explain. It'll be real small, along the bottom. Very discreet. - We're just not comfortable with the notion of turning our menu into an advertise
- - A hot head like that, you don't know what he's capable of. - It's all bluster, Dick. His bark is worse than his bite. - That's what Neville Chamberlain said. - He'll relax. Give him some time
- - What are you doing? Come on. There's time to lean, there's time to clean. Let's go.
- 400 degrees, right? That'a boy, way to work. Nice. Hey, hey, hey. There's one pickle on there. Two pickles on all the buns. Two pickles on all of them. Don't... don't... Look, watch. Flip 'em
- Get... these... That's pretty damn good. - What's your name? - Fred Turner, sir. - Nice work. Fred Turner. Fred Turner.
- WOMAN ON TV: It's such a delicate subject that I... I just don't know how to say it. Kind of a... I don't know how to say it. MAN ON TV:Now, look, Mary. You called me, you rushed over to gab.
- - I'm sorry. I know I've been neglecting you.
- What do you say tomorrow we go to supper at the club?
- - Ha-ha. - I'm just joking with you, Ray. - Hold on, Jack. You should hear him out.
- - Well, do tell us more. - I will. This is a thing of beauty. Fully automated kitchen. Likes of which I've never seen. It's revolutionary. It's called the Speedee System. The thing I like about
- You don't have to worry about a thing. We're in charge of everything after. And all these franchises look exactly the same. I would have never thought but younger workers are better. They're h
- Close enough, pick it up, Drew. All right, let's do this.
- Got her? Okay. You'll be real happy there.
- - Congratulations. - All right.
- - Three new franchises in the last month. - Well, that's great. What? - I don't know. - What? - Don't you think maybe, given our experience, that this is all happening a little too quickly?
- (CARS HONKING) CUSTOMER: Yeah! Yeah! This is ridiculous!
- Might as well go, you're not going to get anything! - Good job, guys! - Good job!
- You look real busy! Fine, yeah dance, that's a good dance there, buddy. Good job, do anything but make a hamburger. Cancel! Cancel my order!
- - Just take a gander at this handsome gold inlay. You're telling me such spectacular craftsmanship isn't worth $8.95? - But I'm not interested. - You're not interested in a Bible sure to be th
- - Tuck that pickle in. These are ready to spin. Smooth... 275... No salt for 30 seconds, okay? Looking good, fellas! Looking good! Big smiles! If you've got time to lean, you've got time to cle
- - It's normally ten and under, but for you I'll make an exception. Haha! Love it. Nice.
- RAY: My new franchisees are great. He's in the back working in the kitchen. She's out front, handing suckers out to the little kids. Husband and wife, side by side.
- It is really something to see. Wonderful, don't you think, Ethel? - I suppose it is, yeah. - Yeah. Like teammates.
- I made supper plans for us, Friday.
- - I'm guessing you didn't rejoin Roland Green? - Well no... no. Someplace far better.
- - B-5! - So salty. I love the salt.
- - So what do you do, Art? - Had a little plumbing business going for a while after getting out of the service. Now I sell vacuum cleaners and give piano lessons on the side. - Wow. - Wow. Busy
- - I'm going to give you three words. I want you to take those three words home with you tonight. McDonald's is family. (KNOCK ON GLASS) Isn't that great? You know what I say when I see that?
- Good, Art, good job! - Thank you, sir.
- - The nerve of this guy! - What? - Guess what he's calling his Des Plaines store. - McDonald's Number one.
- - Then... What are we, then? - Could his head get any bigger?
- PILOT: Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to begin our initial descent into Minneapolis-St. Paul.
- - Mr. Kroc, welcome to Minneapolis, wonderful to see ya! Gimme an M! - M! - Give me a C! - C! - Gimme a D! - D!
- - Would you like to meet her?
- - Hmm? Sorry? - What year did you start McDonald's?
- - Year? I started it in 1954.
- - Well, I should get back. - Back? - To my piano. - Oh, of course. (LAUGHING) - What's your favorite song? All-time favorite. - Pennies from Heaven. - Pennies from Heaven.
- # Every time it rains # # It rains Pennies from heaven #
- # Don't you know? # # Each cloud contains Pennies from heaven #
- # You'll find your fortune # # Falling' all over town # - Sounds pretty good. # Be sure that your umbrella # # is upside down # # Trade them for a package of # # Sunshine and flowers #
- # If you want the things You love # # You must have showers # # So when you Hear it thunder... # # Don't run under a tree # # There'll be Pennies from heaven # # For you and me # - Sorry.
- - Oh yes, yes. - Will you be expanding beyond this or is this...? - Oh, no doubt. We'll be everywhere. - Very exciting. What is on the menu beyond hamburgers? - Well, we've got French fries,
- - I think I've got some people for you. I met this young couple. Very committed. They're from Glenview. High School sweethearts, married for five years and they're looking for a business they
- - That's nice. - Yeah, sure is. - I'm sure.
- Well, then all hail Pope Raymond the First.
- - Ray? - Yeah? - We have a small problem. - Wait a minute. How can we be almost out of capital? Well, your revenue, the monthly cut of the stores. 1.4% of net. - 1.4? - Yeah. 1.9 minus Dick
- (PHONE RINGING) - Mr. McDonald, Ray Kroc's on the line.
- - Dick. Is he a pain in the rear? Yes. Does he have a few screws loose? You bet. But that doesn't mean he's going to do us any harm. - How long are you going to keep this up, Mac? - Keep up w
- - It's unbelievable what these suckers cost to run.
- My Pop used to own an ice cream parlor. He went belly-up from the refrigeration costs. - Really?
- - Did he say what he wanted? - Why don't you tell me? - What did he want? - Ray... - What?
- - Did you mortgage our home? We could lose everything.
- - I specifically said the office is the best place to reach me! - I tried there, Mr. Kroc. Numerous times. - You have no right to call me at my home. It is a blatant invasion of my privacy! -
- - Ray? - Surprise inspection. - What are you doing here?
- - I just came up to see how things are going?
- - $12,400. - That's pretty good haul for month one. - Could be bigger. I hate to mix business with pleasure. - I don't. - But my expenses. - What about them? - Well, they're a bit higher tha
- - You don't say? - What if I told you there was a way all of your owner-operators can save literally hundreds of dollars a year in electrical costs? And reduce the time that it takes to make a
- Costs a fraction of ice cream and there's no refrigeration necessary. - It contains powdered milk. Thickening agents and emulsifiers simulate the texture of ice cream. Tastes just like the rea
- Chocolate or vanilla? - Vanilla.
- Good things come to those who wait.
- What do you think? - I think I'm drinking a delicious vanilla milkshake.
- I can't resist. - So what do you say? We try it out at our place and then if it goes well... - You roll it out nationally. - I could. Yeah. Let me think about it.
- - McDonald's. RAY: I just found a way to save you, me, and all the owner-operators literally hundreds of dollars a year in electrical costs. - And what would that be? - Two words, powdered milk
- RAY: I'm just asking you to extend my line. - Until you build more equity in your home or pay down the loan, there's nothing I can do. - My business is booming. - Unfortunately, that's immateri
- - Mr. Kroc? - Can I help you? - No, but perhaps I can help you. Harry Sonneborn, nice to meet you. - No, thanks, we're very happy with our current supplier. - I'm not here to sell you ice cre
- - June, grab the ledger, would you? Come on in the office, Harry.
- - So to summarize... you have a minuscule revenue stream. No cash reserves. And an albatross of a contract that requires you to go through a slow approval process to enact changes if they're a
- - Tell me about the land. - The... land? - The land, the buildings, how that whole aspect of it works. - Oh, pretty simple really. Franchisee finds a piece of land he likes. Gets a lease, usual
- You're not in the burger business. You're in the real estate business. You don't build an empire off a 1.4 percent cut of a 15-cent hamburger. You build it by owning the land upon which that b
- That's where the money is. And more than that, control. Control over the franchisee. Fail to uphold quality standards, you cancel their lease. Control over Dick and Mac. End result, you'll have
- - Have you heard of the Franchise Realty Corporation? - What is it? - I have no clue, apparently Ray Kroc is President and CEO. (PHONE RINGING) - Hiya, Dick, how ya doing? - Well, if you really
- - Now, why would I need to do that? - Because as your deal plainly states, any and all changes must be agreed to in writing. - Except it's not a change. - Excuse me? - It's not a change. It's
- It's its own separate company. Which puts it outside your purview. - Anything relating to McDonald's is within our purview.
- - Let me explain something to you, Dick. You boys have full say over what goes on inside the restaurants. But outside? Above? Below? Your authority stops at the door. And at the floor. All rig
- - What's he saying? - He's buying the land... - Our land? - ...on the map. Make sure to get this, you wanna get all pins in.
- Make sure you see the pins. - Oh that's great. Beautiful. - How about one at the desk? - Yeah. Do one at the desk.
- - Make sure you get that in focus. - Big smile. Good. Good, good, good.
- - Where do you want these? - Ray!
- - I thought it over. Approved.
- - Really? - Thank you! - No, thank you. It's a wiz-bang idea and you're the one who thought of it. - Well we're deeply honored to serve as your test market. - The hell with that. I'm going to
- JOAN: It's about ten miles south of downtown. They're building a brand-new sports stadium there. - Yeah, Bloomington, I read about it. - We're getting a professional baseball and football team.
- You think big, don't you Joan?
- A lot of people are afraid of taking a chance to, you know, reach for greatness.
- - That's so sad. - Yeah, I agree. Ambition, that's the stuff of life. - What is that saying?
- Fortune favors the bold. - Absolutely.
- - You calling me bold, Joan? - You don't build a restaurant empire acting like a timid little mouse.
- HARRY: That's a fast growing area. And cheaper, you're talking fifteen percent less per acre. - Yeah, I still think Houston's a better location. - Ray. - Yeah? - Dick's on line one. - Now...
- - Hiya, Dick. - I just received a very disconcerting call. - Oh? - From Buddy Jepsen. Our operator in Sacramento. - I'm very aware of who Buddy Jepsen is. - He told me he received a shipment
- - I am through taking marching orders from you. You and your endless parade of nos. Constantly cowering in the face of progress. - If phony powdered milkshakes is your idea of progress, you ha
- - You know, contracts are like hearts. They're made to be broken. (DIAL TONE)
- - Could you please pass the salt?
- LAWYER: When quietly trying to settle a divorce, the first thing to ask is, what will she want? And is her request reasonable and equitable, in terms of marital property. There's a house, a car
- - Ray, you have to understand, she's...
- - Let me explain something to you.
- That's never going to happen.
- I would sooner die, than give her one share of stock in McDonald's.
- - It's not so simple. The brothers are your business partners. You signed this contract. - Make it go away. And I don't care what it takes.
- - It's going to cost you. (SLOW STRING MUSIC)
- - I can't, nor would I want to. - Hence your single location. - We want you out of this company, Ray! - Mac, how do you propose you do that. - We will sue you, whatever it takes! - And you'd p
- - Are you following your eating plan? - Yes. - And you're checking your glucose levels? Are you taking your medication on a consistent basis? - Yes. - Regular walks, 20 minutes a day. - I'm
- - Okay. You need to watch that, it's a big contributing factor. So as I said, your kidney function is currently at 50 percent. 18 months ago, it was 65. Any lower, and you're at serious risk f
- William who rode with Revere? - How many letters? - Five. Fourth letter, E. - Dawes.
- That must've been some spill. I felt it through the phone. Here, I brought ya... I brought ya some...
- Dick. There's a card in there.
- Go ahead. - That's okay. - Here. Just... I think you'll be happy.
- - What's this? - What's it look like? - A blank check.
- - Then that's ahh... that's probably what it is. - What are you buying?
- - Okay. You get better, you'll be up on your feet in no time. And we'll talk. All right. Dick. (PENSIVE MUSIC)
- - Hello, Dick. - DICK: 2. 7 Million. It's a million for each of us after taxes.
- And one percent of the company's profits in perpetuity.
- - That's outrageous! That's borderline extortion! That's a bunch of bullshit! Bullshit! - I know it seems like a lot now... - Yeah, that seems like a lot of money anytime. - And they want one
- - It's my investor group. The financing is contingent on leaving that out of the contract, and unfortunately, this deal just doesn't happen, it doesn't get financed unless you leave that out of
- Look fellas, you'll get your full royalties. All right?
- You've got my word on that. Dick, Mac.
- All right. - All right, gentlemen, if you would turn to page four of your contract. That's the first set of signatures to go over. (SAD PIANO MUSIC)
- - I just have to ask you one thing. Something I've never understood. - All right.
- - That day we met, we gave you the tour. - Uh-huh. What about it? - We showed you everything. The whole system, all our secrets. We were an open book. So why didn't you just... - Steal it? Ju
- - Even you don't know what it is. - Enlighten me. - It's not just the system, Dick. It's the name. That glorious name, McDonald's. It can be anything you want it to be. It's limitless, it's w
- Bye, Dick. - So if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.
- - I remember the first time I saw that name stretched across your stand out there. It was love at first sight. I knew right then and there, I had to have it.
- - And now I do. - You don't "have" it.
- LAWYER: As per the terms of your agreement, while you are entitled to maintain ownership of this location, you no longer have the right to call it McDonald's, McDonald or any such variation so
- - Now, I know what you're thinking. How the heck does a 52-year-old, over the hill, milkshake machine salesman, build a fast food empire with 1600 restaurants, in 50 states, five foreign countr
- Nothing in this world can take the place of good ol' persistence. Talent won't... Nothing's more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won't. Unrecognized genius is practically a cl
- - Mr. Kroc? Will Davis. - I'd like to do a profile of you pegged to the opening of your hundredth location. - Sure. Call my office. - Sure thing. All right.
- RAY: It's these core principles that enabled me to rise to the top of the heap at a point in life when most men would be thinking about retirement. Why, we appear to have that in common, Govern
- Only in America. Only in America! Now where wa... now where was I? Ah, yes. The beginning. The year was 1954, the place, Des Plaines, Illinois. - Car is out front hon. - Be right down.
- RAY: It was a typical English-American word, it flowed. McDonald's. I liked the sound of it. It sounded wholesome and it sounded genuine. You know? Ahh, I don't like these umm... gimmick type
- RAY: Nobody had eight multi-mixers in one business. So I went out there. And I was amazed! They were serving hamburgers for fifteen cents. French fries for ten cents and milkshakes for twenty c
Ray Kroc - Michael Keaton
Dick McDonald - Nick Offerman
Mac McDonald - John Carroll Lynch
Joan Smith - Linda Cardellini
Harry J. Sonneborn - B.J. Novak
Ethel Kroc - Laura Dern
Fred Turner - Justin Randell Brooke
June Martino - Kate Kneeland
Rollie Smith - Patrick Wilson
Jim Zien - Griff Furst
Jerry Cullen - Wilbur Fitzgerald
Jack Horford - David de Vries
Leonard Rosenblatt - Andrew Benator
Myra Rosenblatt - Cara Mantella
Owner (Ed's Drive-In) - Randall Taylor
Car Hop Girl (Ed's Drive-In) - Lacey King
Dennis (as Jeremy Madden) - Jeremy Daniel Madden
Car Hop Girl (Joe's Drive-In) - Rebecca Ray
Employee (San Bernadino) - Adam Rosenberg
Woman (San Bernadino) - Jacinte Blankenship
Loan Officer #1 - Charles Green
Loan Officer #2 (as David Marshall Silverman) - David Silverman
Harvey Peltz - Mike Pniewski
Mrs. Horford - Catherine Dyer
Mrs. Cullen - Susan Williams
Art Wolodarsky - Franco Castan
Kroc Corporate Lawyer - Kenny Alfonso
Cheerleader #1 - Kabby Borders
Cheerleader #2 - Nicolette Goetz
Cheerleader #3 - Lauren Denham
Cheerleader #4 - Abbey Ferrell
Photographer (as Mathias Alvarez) - Justin Alvarez
Kroc Divorce Lawyer - Victor McCay
Doctor Reeves - Steve Coulter
Will Davis (LA Times Reporter) - Ric Reitz
Mother (San Bernadino) - Joy Glover Walters
Little Boy - Makabe Ganey
Customer (Schaumburg) - Jody Thompson
Grand Opening Customer Churchill - Chris Greene
Bingo Caller - Kimberly Banta
Gorgeous Blonde - Devon Ogden
Owner (Joe's Drive-In) (as Gerald L. Duckworth) - Gerald Duckworth
Female Passenger - Jen Cohen
Dr. Nelson (as Dave Zyler) - David Zyler
McDonald's Announcer (voice) (as Joe Sanfelippo) - Joseph Sanfelippo
Teenage Bully - Emmy Allin
Crew Manager - Asad Baig
Mrs. Michael Finn - Kimberly Battista
Father - Bradley Bowen
Country Club Diner - Marshall Choka
Shriner - Marc Crandlemire
McDonald's Employee - Kemuel Crossty
Photographer - Mark Falvo
Realtor - Tracy Goode
McDonald's Employee - Travis Gore
Waiter - Josh Henry
McDonald's Employee - Cody Howard
Steakhouse Patron / McDonald's Family Customer - Marie Joelyn
Restaurant Patron - Perry Johnson
Steakhouse Patron - Omar Lagudali
Bank Teller - Hayley H. Long
Restaurant Manager - Tommy O'Brien
Mr. Merriman - Afemo Omilami
Car Hop - Anna Phillips
Cheerleader - Valeri Rogers
Wealthy Country Club Diner - Patti Schellhaas
First McDonald's Family / Customer - Donna Sexton
Mom at McDonald's - Carla Shinall
McDonald Brothers' Lawyer - Clay Stokes
Golfer / Country Club Member - Doug Stroup
Investor - Glenn Walkup
Limo Driver - Conrad Whitaker