McDonald’s #1 Store

Thought to be the first McDonald’s restaurant when I posted the original article… but it’s actually a museum modelled after the first McDonald’s branch opened by McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1955.

McDonalds museum in Des Plaines, USA
The McDonald’s museum in Des Plaines [Image by Sgtfun]

The first McDonald’s restaurant was actually opened by Dick and Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California, in 1948. The Des Plaines outlet was the ninth but the first in collaboration with Ray Kroc, thus it’s often regarded to be the beginning of the modern McDonald’s franchise that exist today. More McDonald’s history on Wiki.

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  1. RON DIBERTO says:

    we used to have one like this in Lowell, Ma. It was awesome to see when growing up. But the biggwiggs at McDonalds headquarters felt it was time for a change. so instead of making an addition for customers they destroyed it build a new and improved example. The old sites are of massive historical value and they destroyed it.

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