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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  • August 13, 2017
    We love to go up there, after seeing the film we better understood the inventions of the MacDonalds brothers and tb the big idea that took Rick, we love my daughters called them the tebcuin see all toys from various parts of the world. If you come here visit is 100% recommended, it is free, but we can leave something to keep the place.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It's part of American history this place where was born the famous hamburger sandwich. A curiosity. Is right while you follow the route66.
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  • August 6, 2017
    I'm not sure it's necessary to come from LA or elsewhere to see this museum. But as soon as you are in SB, it's obvious to visit it. It's very interesting historically and the person at the welcome de...  more »

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