Historic Route 66 - McDonald's Museum - San Bernardino, California, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 34° 07.530 W 117° 17.665
11S E 472851 N 3776110
Quick Description: This is the site of the original McDonald's restaurant, opened in 1948 by Richard and Maurice McDonald. The restaurant is no longer operational but houses a Route 66 museum. Located in San Bernardino, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2014 12:09:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMN52C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
"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 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.

In October of 1948, the brothers took the plunge (against the advice of all their customers) and closed their successful restaurant, terminated all their carhops, reduced their menu to cheeseburgers, hamburgers, milkshakes, and fountain sodas, and reorganized their kitchen in order to specialize in speed of service, simplicity of menu, and low prices. Their revolutionary thinking forever changed the restaurant industry." Text Source: (visit link)

The museum is open daily from 10 to 5 with no admission charge.

Roaside Attraction. (visit link)

Address of Icon:
1398 North E Street,
San Bernardino, CA USA
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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