Most people connect McDonald’s with post-WWII America – and it's true that the chain really took off at that time – but brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald actually opened the first McDonald’s restaurant on May 15, 1940, in San Bernardino, CA. Reddit user Shieee points out that just five days later, the first concentration camp prisoners arrived at Auschwitz.

Most people connect McDonald’s with post-WWII America – and it's true that the chain really took off at that time – but brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald actually opened the first McDonald’s restaurant on May 15, 1940, in San Bernardino, CA. Reddit user Shieee points out that just five days later, the first concentration camp prisoners arrived at Auschwitz.

Richard James "Dick" McDonald (February 16, 1909 – July 14, 1998) and his brother, Maurice James "Mac" McDonald (November 26, 1902 – December 11, 1971) were early American fast food pioneers, who established the first McDonald's restaurant at 1938 North E Street and West 14th Street in San Bernardino, California. They introduced the "Speedee Service System" in 1948, and notice the price on the sign... 15 cents...

McDonald's at 400 Lee Street, Des Plaines, Illinois - The world needs a good fifteen cent hamburger!

Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald founded the most popular fast food restaurant of our day back in 1940.

Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald founded the most popular fast food restaurant of our day back in

McDonalds-- Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald founded the most popular fast food restaurant of our day back in 1940. The original mascot was named Speedee, and he was a chef with a hamburger for a head.

McDonalds-- Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald founded the most popular fast food restaurant of our day back in The original mascot was named Speedee, and he was a chef with a hamburger for a head.

The cost of a Big Mac is $1.97 On this day …….. 7th of July 1996 McDonalds, in the “assembly line” format we know it today, was begun by Richard and Maurice McDonald back in December 1948. It was an unusual venture of its time, having only a limited menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and drinks, which allowed for quicker and cheaper […]

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Customers line up outside the first McDonald’s hamburger stand which was opened in 1948 by brothers Dick and Maurice McDonald in San Bernadino, California - [[MORE]]namraka:The McDonalds migrated from Manchester, New Hampshire to Hollywood in the late 1920s, where brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald began working as set movers and handymen at motion-picture studios. In 1937, their father Patrick McDonald opened “The Airdrome”, a food stand, on Huntington Drive (Route 66) ...

Customers line up outside the first McDonald’s hamburger stand which was opened in 1948 by brothers Dick and Maurice McDonald in San Bernadino, California - [[MORE]] namraka: The McDonalds migrated from Manchester, New Hampshire to Hollywood in the.

McDonalds original store    The McDonald's restaurant concept was introduced in San Bernardino, California by Richard and Maurice McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire. It was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later bought out the business interests of the McDonald brothers and formed McDonald's Corporation.

McDonalds original store The McDonald's restaurant concept was introduced in San Bernardino, California by Richard and Maurice McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire. It was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later bought out the business interests of the McDonald brothers and formed McDonald's Corporation.

The May 15, 1940 Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s restaurant (pictured) in San Bernardino, California, but it was not until eight years later that began serving fast food. Ray Kroc a machine supplier to the restaurant became...

April Today in the first franchised McDonald's opened at Des Plaines, Illinois. Did you have a favorite "burger joint" as a child? Was it a national chain or local? Anyone remember White Castle?

The second McDonald’s ever built and the oldest still standing, in Downey, CA. (image: Alan Hess via Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians)

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The McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955.

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Creators: Brothers Richard 'Dick' and Maurice 'Mac' McDonald set up the first restaurant o.

The very first McDonald's restaurant, opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in California.

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McDonald's is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line...

McDonald's is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the .

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