Original McDonald's celebrates 75th birthday

May 15, 2015 4:10 PM by News Staff

SAN BERNADINO, Calif. (AP) - The original McDonald's is celebrating its 75th birthday Friday.

The Sun reports artists Phil Yeh and Rory Murray are marking the anniversary by sprucing up the historic mural that advertises items in the 15-cent range.

Brothers Dick and Maurice "Mac" McDonald opened the first restaurant in 1937, but cut it in half when they couldn't' afford the rent and hauled it to San Bernadino.

McDonald's Barbecue Restaurant opened up on May 15, 1940, and closed down eight years later to make way for a much smaller menu and much faster service. By 1998, it opened as a museum under Albert Okura, who founded the Juan Pollo restaurant chain based in San Bernadino.

He says the McDonald brothers are the "Henry Fords" of the restaurant business, passing savings to customers.


Information from: The Sun

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