First McDonald’s in Moscow 1990

Old video showing the long queue on the opening day (Jan 31, 1990) of the first – and back then the world’s largest – McDonald’s restaurant in former Soviet Union…

The restaurant was operated by McDonald’s Canada instead of the American HQ, probably to avoid the sensitivity issue as the Cold War has just ended.

McDonald’s also opened its first outlet in mainland China in October the same year.

Free breakfast @ McDonald’s Malaysia

McDonalds Malaysia free breakfastMcDonald’s Malaysia will be giving away free Egg McMuffin to the first 1000 visitors of each and every 215 restaurant nationwide on November 19 to celebrate its Breakfast Day.

Not sure what’s the purpose besides marketing gimmick. At least they have the courtesy to offer it absolutely free (one per customer) with no string attached.

This sort of promotion is usually a double-edge sword. Some folks will happily grab the freebies while bunch of others disgruntled (empty handed, long queue etc.)

Check McDonald’s (MY) website for details. Should be interesting to see what happens tomorrow… knowing Malaysians it will be pretty rowdy at some outlets.

Yuri Ebihara cute Japanese commercial

Cute Japanese commercial for McDonald’s Ebi Filet-O (shrimp burger), featuring model Yuri Ebihara who’s nicknamed Ebi-chan by her fans, obviously for the pun.

Japanese model Yuri Ebihara McDonalds shrimp burger

Not sure what the hat is for… the white cream sauce on top of the Ebi perhaps?

Sexy Japanese McDonald’s commercial

Japanese commercial for McDonald’s Tomato Grande burger…

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.