McDonald's USA First Store Museum

McDonald's USA First Store Museum

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The McDonald's #1 Store Museum, also known as the McDonald's USA First Store Museum, is housed in a replica of the former McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois opened by Ray Kroc in 1955. The company usually refers to this as The Original McDonald's, although it was not the first McDonald's restaurant, but the ninth; the first had been opened by Dick and Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California, in 1940. However, the Des Plaines restaurant marked the beginning of future CEO Kroc's involvement with the firm. It opened under the aegis of his franchising company McDonald's Systems, Inc., which became McDonald's Corporation, as Kroc purchased the McDonald brothers' stake in the firm. The Des Plaines restaurant was demolished in 1984, but McDonald's realized they had a history to preserve, so they built a replica, currently used as a museum. With golden arches soaring over a glass and metal, red-and-white tiled exterior, the building largely follows the McDonald brothers' original blueprints, which they had introduced when they began franchising in 1953; a Phoenix, Arizona restaurant was the first built in this manner.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136504154
  • 9786136504155