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. Juan Pollo Restaurants owns and operates the Site of the Original McDonalds Museum located in San Bernardino, Calif.
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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.

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03/03/2020
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ABC7
11/02/2019
ABC7

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THEY'RE BACK! McDonald's has introduced a limited-edition surprise Happy Meal featuring iconic throwback toys from past the 40 years.

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.

Timeline Photos
05/16/2018

Timeline Photos

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

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.

Timeline Photos
10/22/2017

Timeline Photos

KCET
09/11/2017
KCET

KCET

Whether they produce legendary burgers, crunchy tacos, or masterful flapjacks, these five restaurants all had one thing in common — a birthplace in Southern California.

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.

03/15/2017
Route 66 Mother Road Museum Barstow, CA

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

First McDonald's on E street in the 19 50's at night.

Timeline Photos
02/24/2017

Timeline Photos

The Real McDonald’s: The San Bernardino Origins of a Fast Food Empire
11/22/2016
The Real McDonald’s: The San Bernardino Origins of a Fast Food Empire

The Real McDonald’s: The San Bernardino Origins of a Fast Food Empire

In 1940, the McDonald brothers opened their first fast food restaurant in dusty, suburban San Bernardino and developed a “speedee service system” that soon changed the course of food service around the globe.

KCET
11/19/2016
KCET

KCET

While Ray Kroc is credited as the founder of McDonald’s franchise operation, the name actually came from two brothers, Mac and Dick McDonald, who ran a small hamburger stand in San Bernardino. Learn the real story behind the fast food empire.

The Good Old Days
11/17/2016

The Good Old Days

Look at those prices!

The Good Old Days
10/08/2016

The Good Old Days

12 cents for fries!

Shared: Vintage
05/01/2016

Shared: Vintage

Look for the Golden Arches!

Amboy live on #KSNBC LAS VEGAS
02/10/2016
Secrets of The Desert: Amboy, California

Amboy live on #KSNBC LAS VEGAS

We are back on the road this week in search of more Secrets of The Desert. This time, we are exploring areas along Route 66, once the most travelled highway leading from the midwest to California.Gerard's second stop is in the small town of Amboy, Californ

02/06/2016
Original McDonald's Hamburger Employee San Bernardino

Benjamin Stacks worked at the Original McDonald's Hamburger in San Bernardino, California

Our friend Benjamin Stacks was an Original McDonald's Hamburger Employee from 1954-1961 in San Bernardino, California. His Father Cliff Stacks was a manager…

Timeline Photos
02/01/2016

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
02/01/2016

Timeline Photos

LOOK: Amazing Retro Photos Of The First-Ever McDonald's
02/01/2016
LOOK: Amazing Retro Photos Of The First-Ever McDonald's

LOOK: Amazing Retro Photos Of The First-Ever McDonald's

Sometimes we at HuffPost Small Business feel a little stigmatized as, well, "tiny." It helps to remember, on those days, that you have to start somewhere. Take McDonald's. Once upon a time, the ...

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Is there somewhere online I see the days/hours of the museum?
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Hi! I write you regarding the search for an object for the new exhibition "Future Food. Food for the World of Tomorrow " of the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden (DHMD), which will be displayed from March 20, 2020 to February 21, 2021. For the trade-section one of the products we focus on is chicken. We are looking for a Chicken McNuggets Packaging from the 1980s. Do you have any such packaging in your collection by any change? Andi f so would it be possible to lend it, of course under the standard restoration etc. conditions. If you have any ideas where to find such packaging otherwise would be very appreciated. Thanks!
Hello, I write you regarding the search for an object for the new exhibition "Future Food. Food for the World of Tomorrow " of the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden (DHMD), which will be displayed from March 20, 2020 to February 21, 2021. For the trade-section one of the products we focus on is chicken. We are looking for a Chicken McNuggets Packaging from the 1980s. Do you have any such packaging by any change? If you have any ideas where to find such packaging otherwise would be very appreciated. If you have any questions or recommendations do not hesitate to contact me. Maybe easiest via my work mail [email protected] Thanks!
Me donating my work shirt to the Canada display at the museum..It was promoting 50 years if Mcdonalds in Canada..1967 to 2017..absolutely loved the museum..hopefully will be back next year with some more cool stuff for the display..
Does anyone know if the museum buys memorabilia from collectors for the museum ??? Ty
Hi, will you be open on 4th of July?
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What is the fee to visit?