James Martin is on a mission to transform the standard of food at Scarborough General Hospital, North Yorkshire. He hopes to come up with a plan to provide healthy, appetising meals for the patients.

Operation Hospital Food with James Martin - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-05

Operation Hospital Food with James Martin - Ray Kroc - Netflix

Raymond Albert “Ray” Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman. He joined the California company McDonald's in 1954, just a few months after the McDonald brothers had branched out from their original 1940 operation in San Bernardino, with Kroc turning the chain into a nationwide and eventually global franchise, making it the most successful fast food corporation in the world. Controversially, Kroc would present himself as the founder of McDonald's during his later life. Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century, and amassed a fortune during his lifetime. He owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until his death in 1984.

Operation Hospital Food with James Martin - Early life - Netflix

Kroc was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, near Chicago, to parents of Czech origin, Rose Mary (née Hrach) and Alois “Louis” Kroc. His father was from the village of Břasy near Plzeň, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). Kroc's father had made a fortune speculating on land during the 1920s, only to lose everything with the stock market crash in 1929. Ray Kroc grew up and spent most of his life in Oak Park. During World War I, he lied about his age & became an Red Cross ambulance driver at the age of 15. In Kroc's Red Cross company, which assembled in Connecticut for training, there was another boy who lied about his age to get in; his name was Walt Disney. The war, however, ended shortly after he enlisted. During the Great Depression, Kroc worked a variety of jobs selling paper cups, as a real estate agent in Florida, and sometimes playing piano in bands.

Operation Hospital Food with James Martin - References - Netflix