April 15, 2005
Happy 50th to the Titan of Fast Food
Today marks one of the great commercial and cultural milestones of the 20th century: the opening of Ray Kroc’s first McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. It sells the 1955 version of health food: meat, potatoes, bread, cheese, and milk. On that first day, the store takes in $366.12.
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