Original McDonald's Site and Museum, San Bernardino

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
2.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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.
Use our San Bernardino trip builder to visit Original McDonald's Site and Museum on your trip to San Bernardino, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • First Mc Donald's in the world by Ulysses Ozaeta, anthropologist at California State University, Los Angeles. . The arid and deserted streets give a spectral touch to a San Bernardino which was declared bankrupt economic solvency crisis in 2012. The few people that pass seem to flee of a Sun that cala, while from the vehicle note a matojo that passes pushed by the air that reminds them movies of the old West. Despite the appearance of a city that seems to hide from the weather, San Bernardino may show a variety of surprises for lovers of history and culture "fan". . In the streets 14 and E is the first McDonald's in the world now turned into a museum. He once fast food restaurant which incorporated the industrial production system in preparing their dishes gives a very special magic to the neighborhood. The Macdonald brothers, now dead, left as an inheritance among the chains of fast food with more presence worldwide and which not only limited to the sale of food, thus in turn has sold propaganda to other countries in a "American" way of life. . In 1940 the McDonald's Barbeque Restaurant (barbecue restaurant, McDonalds) had 20 sexy girls offering 25 specialties of meals to hungry Diners. In 1948 the brothers decide to close McDonald completo BBQ to reformulate their production system. Is as well as born the restaurant transnational that we know. Burgers to 15 cents and fries 10 cents was the only menu offering promoted by Speedee, a character with head of hamburger and hat chef who served as mascot. . He success transnational goes of the hand of Ray Kroc, investor that achieved a formula of sale of franchises Mc Donald's and real estate. In a short time managed to get the absolute power of the firm paid 2.7 million dollars to the McDonald brothers in 1955. However, the first restaurant in San Bernardino never could be purchased by Ray Kroc, which provoked his anger. . In 1992, a little daily publication, the initial offering of the first McDonalds restaurant appeared in a local newspaper. Some investors, commented later, wanted to purchase to demolish the space and build offices or premises. Instead, Albert Okura, Japanese American offered 135 thousand dollars for its purchase, which took place that same year. . Albert Okura, founder of the chain of restaurants Juan Pollo, not only was a successful young man in the business world, was also a fan and avid fan of McDonald, restaurant you grew up eating their products. . The first McDonald's restaurant Museum is currently the headquarters or main office of the Juan Pollo restaurant. A space where you can admire a series of goods used by the chain's burgers to promote its name. It is Jack Marcus curator who welcomes locals and visitors to a museum that opens seven days a week and given a historical sense to your taste for chicken, hamburgers and French fries.
    show original
  • Collection of MacD material from previous years of the franchise at the original site of No 1, but not owned by MacD!. We did not know the story of the franchise till visiting here, but are not surpri...  read more »
  • We drive around the route 66. Fewer people visit the haunt of famous McDonald's no. 1. However, finely painted on the outer walls of the building are great. Involuntarily when I found SPEED RACER (Japan Mach GoGoGo) is depicted grinning. Big Bugs Bunny statue is surreal, like! Director's? In a route 66 Road.
    show original
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m