Original McDonald's Site and Museum, San Bernardino

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Juan Pollo Restaurants owns and operates the Site of the Original McDonalds Museum located in San Bernardino, Calif.

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 attractive 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.

Although the brothers were becoming very wealthy, they felt that there were too many headaches to running a large operation and felt there had to be a better system.

Dick Mcdonald started studying his sales item by item and realized that 80% of his sandwiches sold were hamburgers! The brothers also realized two more important factors that shaped their thinking.
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  • This interesting sight hidden in San Bernardino is a fun place to visit to see the original McDonald's!  more »
  • Good place to go to watch 'America's Pastime". Single A level, so players are young and eager. They play hard. Standard concessions available, with usually short lines.  more »
  • Excellent museum catering to McDonald's fans.Free and it includes a guided tour! The museum has a Route 66 section as well. Outside you'll find several attractions including Scooby Do's and the gang's...  more »