Original McDonald's Site and Museum, San Bernardino

(2.8/5 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 great site for history buffs and toy collectors. It has a lot of history and unique items. Just about any happy meal toy ever made is in this museum. It also has other collectible stuff from...  more »
  • Great collection of history of McDonalds and McDonalds items. It was interesting to learn that even though this is the original site of McDonalds that it's not recognized by McDonalds as the original....  more »
  • Jack was great, he greeted each visitor warmly and was very informative about the displays. There are toys and items from McDonald's around the world. The building is located on the site of the origin...  more »