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The former Massachusetts governor has made his love for fast food well-known on the campaign trail but his story about childhood trips to McDonald’s doesn’t exactly align with most customers of the chain.
Speaking to an audience in Chicago, Romney said as a young boy he looked through his father’s dresser drawers. There he found that his dad, former Michigan governor George Romney, had a card entitling him to free McDonald’s hamburgers for life.
“I found a little paper card, a little pink card, and it said this entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and french fries at McDonald’s,” Romney said. “It was signed by the hand of Ray Kroc. My dad had done a little training lesson or whatever for McDonald’s when there was just a handful of restaurants, and I saw this thing and was like, ‘This is a gold mine, dad! What are you doing?’”
Kroc was the Illinois businessman who helped turn McDonald’s into one of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Romney said his father went to McDonald’s almost every day for a hamburger or a filet-o-fish sandwich.
“He would present this little card and, of course, the person behind the counter would look and say, well, what is that?,’” Romney said. “They’d never seen something like that, but he said it was never turned down. They always honoured it.”