First Original McDonald's Museum

First Original McDonald's Museum In 1940, Dick and Mac Mcdonald opened McDonald's Barbecue Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, at 14th st. and E st.

They had a staff of 20 attractive carhops and a 25 item menu that included barbecue ribs, beef, and pork sandwiches. They soon became the #1 teen hangout in the San Bernardino. Although the brothers were becoming very wealthy, they felt that there were too many headaches to running a large operation and felt there had to be a better system. Dick Mcdonald started studying his sales item by item and

realized that 80% of his sandwiches sold were hamburgers! The brothers also realized two more important factors that shaped their thinking.

09/10/2022

Co-founders of the fast-food chain McDonald's, brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, standing by a sign outside their restaurant in San Bernardino, California in November 1948 while it was closed for three months for alterations. In December 1948 it reopened as a self-service drive-in restaurant. At the time, their menu was 9 items: hamburger, cheeseburger, soft drinks, milk, coffee, potato chips, and a slice of pie. The staple of the menu was the 15 cent hamburger. Credit: ⁠
historycolored.com⁠

03/29/2022
12/22/2021
Meet Christmas & Happy Holidays from us here at the Original McDonald’s Museum. This year we plan to post a series of pi...
12/02/2021

Meet Christmas & Happy Holidays from us here at the Original McDonald’s Museum. This year we plan to post a series of pics featuring Christmas themed items released by McDonald’s in get the decades. Stay tune for more and comment on what Holiday themed items you recall from the Golden Arches.

Happy Halloween from the Original McDonald’s Museum! Hope you all have a safe and fun fall holiday.                     ...
10/25/2021

Happy Halloween from the Original McDonald’s Museum! Hope you all have a safe and fun fall holiday.

07/19/2021
07/19/2021
Hey Soha Rock Hounds, Ronald found your rock.
07/19/2021

Hey Soha Rock Hounds, Ronald found your rock.

Speedee Service SystemRichard and Maurice McDonald 1948Richard "Dick" (1909-1998) and Maurice "Mac" (1902-1971) McDonald...
06/18/2021

Speedee Service System

Richard and Maurice McDonald 1948

Richard "Dick" (1909-1998) and Maurice "Mac" (1902-1971) McDonald first opened their restaurant in 1940, but re-created it in 1948 on the model of their "Speedee Service System".

Richard and Maurice McDonald
Richard and Maurice McDonald
The Speedee Service System applied the principles of production line manufacture to fast food, and formed the foundation of what Ray Kroc would later leverage to create the world's largest food outlet chain, and epitomise the Business Format Franchise Model.

I was amazed. They were serving hamburgers for 15 cents, french fries for 10 cents and milkshakes for 20 cents. And basically that was the menu, and I said, "that's for me" - Ray Kroc

03/04/2021
10/13/2020
10/13/2020
11/02/2019

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Happy Meal, McDonald's is bringing back some of its most popular toys.

This is a good friend of the family Larry Hayes’ grandparents and father. Not sure what year.
08/28/2019

This is a good friend of the family Larry Hayes’ grandparents and father. Not sure what year.

07/17/2019

The original restaurant site is now a museum — and also the headquarters of Juan Pollo, another fast-food chain.

12/07/2018

Richard and Mac McDonald opened their first fast food restaurant on Dec. 12, 1948.

05/16/2018
Found these pictures hanging on the wall of the McDonald’s Classic in Upland. That McDonald’s is made to look like the f...
05/04/2018

Found these pictures hanging on the wall of the McDonald’s Classic in Upland. That McDonald’s is made to look like the first franchise in Illinois

TWO PLAQUES STOLEN FROM THE FIRST ORIGINAL MCDONALD’S MUSEUM
04/16/2018

TWO PLAQUES STOLEN FROM THE FIRST ORIGINAL MCDONALD’S MUSEUM

The plaques, which acknowledge the first site of McDonald’s, were likely stolen for their value as scrap, according to the museum owner.

The old Mc Donald's the sign still said BBQ on it
11/07/2017

The old Mc Donald's the sign still said BBQ on it

McDonald's Store in San Bernardino - 6 million sold (burgers 15 cents, fries 10 cents).  Undated.
11/04/2017

McDonald's Store in San Bernardino - 6 million sold (burgers 15 cents, fries 10 cents). Undated.

09/11/2017

Maybe your parents took you when you were a kid. Maybe your mouth waters whenever you think of them.

09/07/2017

Found on Google from slideshare.net

Old McDonald’s price list.
09/05/2017

Old McDonald’s price list.

I went to the McDonald's Museum today and thought I'd add these pictures to the page
09/05/2017

I went to the McDonald's Museum today and thought I'd add these pictures to the page

08/18/2017
McDonald’s, 1974.
08/10/2017

McDonald’s, 1974.

07/17/2017

THIS IS A NEWS CLIP FROM SAN BERNARDINO CALIF. AT THE McDONALDS MUSEUM JIM GIBSON WHO YOU WILL SEE IN THE CLIP ,WAS 5 YEARS OLD WHEN RAY KROC FOUND HIM CLIMB...

05/16/2017

McDonald's had humble beginnings.

03/15/2017

Actual footage from the First McDonald's in San Bernardino on E Street. Take a moment to watch it. It is about 11 seconds.

02/24/2017

Found on Google from businessinsider.com

01/20/2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> It all began as a single hamburger stand in San Bernardino and evolved into the largest worldwide fast-food industry leader.Now a feature film portraying how milkshake-maker salesman Ray Kroc partnered with Dick and Mac

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