McDonalds "Store Number ONE" ~ 1 of 3 photos

This is the very first Ray Kroc McDonalds in the World!

 

Architect Stanley Meston designed the very first red and white tiled Golden Arched McDonalds...in Des Plaines Illinois which opened on April 15, 1955. 10 years later there would be 700 restaurants in the USA.

 

www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11370 Unfortunately, is no longer open to the public, and an iron fence surrounds it. You can park at the nearby modern McDonalds, and walk across the street to view it through the fence.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s_USA_First_Store_Museum

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_McDonald%27s

 

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Taken on January 6, 2011