Saturday, October 6, 2012

Humble Beginnings of McDonald's

There was a time, way back, when McDonald's was only a little Burger 
Here are some photos of McDonald's before it became the empire that it is today.

Before it became the Golden Arches, McDonald's was selling 15 cent burgers in San Bernardino, California.

These photos from the 1940s show the humble beginnings of a company that would become the largest chain of hamburger fast food, serving an estimated 68 million people in 119 countries.

Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald understood the true nature of their business.
They realized that the most popular items on their menu with customers were burgers, french fries, milkshakes and apple pie. 

The citizens of Southern Californians couldn't get enough of McDonald's and  a more efficient operation in the kitchen was established.
An assembly line to turn out burgers more quickly was set in motion their success was noticed by businessman Ray Kroc, who in the 1950s joined the brothers to develop the franchise concept.
Eventually Mr Kroc bought the company from the McDonalds and turned it into the multibillion dollar empire that it is today.