The genius of the McDonald brothers – using lean principles to invent the fast food concept back in 1948! Meanwhile, Toyota produced a total of 21 cars in 1948.
“Orders ready in 30 seconds, not 30 minutes.” Richard “Dick” McDonald marked out a tennis court with the layout of their kitchen and had the staff act out their operations. After changing the layout several times they arrived at a configuration which choreographed fluently, “a symphony of efficiency, not a wasted motion.” Then they had the kitchen rebuilt to that layout.
The clip and image are from The Founder, the story of the McDonald brothers encounter with Ray Kroc.