Original McDonald's Site and Museum, San Bernardino

(2.7/5 based on 140+ 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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  • This is a labor of love ...obviously lots off work and money went in to this, and it is free and the host who was there loved his museum and loved his guests. Everyone there was delighted looking arou...  more »
  • We visited in late December. My son-in-law read about this place in a travel guide. The museum is free and is basically a collection of lots of McDonald's memorabilia. It was fun to gaze at the histor...  more »
  • Great place to visit and take a walk down memory lane. Walking the isles of happy Meal toys and listing to the history from the lovely workers there was great. Could even spot some old toys from New Z...  more »