Original McDonald's Site and Museum, San Bernardino
(2.8/5 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.
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  • Nice to visit this small museum. McDonald's items from all over the world. Not funded by McDonald's itself and therefore small and little commercial. Even the murals make a visit worth it!
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  • We were looking for something to do to fill in a morning in San Bernardino. We expected to spend a short time there but ended up being there for 3 hours! It is a fantastic collection of history, Memor...  more »
  • The employee who greeted is clearly passionate about the place. He told us about the early history of the McDonald brothers and their relationship with Croc who eventually bought the business. There a...  more »