The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock. Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) is a struggling traveling salesman who currently specializes in selling milkshake makers. He has a supportive wife (Laura Dern) and has amassed enough money to live a comfortable, if simple life but constantly craves more. His frustrations are unambitious restaurant owners and incompetent service in drive-in diners. After receiving word that a small diner is ordering an unusually large number of milkshake makers from his company, Ray decides to go visit the enterprise in question. What he finds is a highly popular diner by the name of McDonald's. Ray is immediately struck by the fast service, the high-quality food, the novelty of disposable packaging (versus cutlery) and the strong family-focused customers who regularly consume the food.