Museu Mac Donald’s e Museu Big Mac
McDonald’s USA First Store Museum
McDonald’s #1 Store Museum is a recreation of the first McDonald’s Restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois by McDonald’s Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, on April 15, 1955.
The Museum Facility: The original red and white tiled restaurant building featuring the Golden Arches underwent several remodels through the years and was finally torn down in 1984. The present facility was built according to the original blueprints with some modifications to accommodate Museum visitors and staff. The “Speedee” road sign is original.
The customer service and food preparation areas contain original equipment used in the days when fresh potatoes were peeled, sliced, blanched and fried; milkshake mix and syrup were whipped up on the Multi-mixers; Coca-Cola® and root beer were drawn from a barrel, and orangeade from the orange bowl.
The all-male crew is represented by mannequins dressed in the 1955 uniform – dark trousers, white shirts, aprons and paper hats.
McDonald’s #1 Store Museum
400 N. Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Big Mac Museum Restaurant
A one-of-a-kind tribute to the Golden Arches’ flagship sandwich and its innovative creator, the Big Mac Museum Restaurant located in North Huntingdon, PA, provides a unique look at the history of the Big Mac and role as a pop culture icon while paying homage to Owner/Operator and Big Mac inventor Jim “MJ” Delligatti’s 50th anniversary as a McDonald’s franchisee in western PA.
Highlights of the museum’s exhibitry include the world’s tallest Big Mac statue; an 18-foot electronic world map; handcrafted walnut cases filled with fascinating historic memorabilia; seven flat panel LCD display screens with vignettes about McDonald’s, Jim Delligatti and Ronald McDonald House Charities; tabletops laminated with images and trivia about the triple-decker sandwich; a hands-on wall unit about RMHC; and historic graphics scattered across walls of the facility.
True aficionados can also pull up a seat at the special Big Mac Booth to enjoy the delectable seven-ingredient concoction with a life-like bronze bust of Jim Delligatti.
The spectacular restaurant ties the future with the past by incorporating the classic red and white McDonald’s design that was popular when the Big Mac debuted, with a 21st century, high-tech store that will deliver a special experience for customers.
The restaurant features a state-of-the art PlayPlace, a 24-hour double-lane drive-thru, wi-fi access, self-service beverage and condiment centers, and electronic payment capabilities. Seating for 122 within the tastefully appointed interior includes booths, handicapped-accessible tables and high-top café tables.
Big Mac ® Museum Restaurant
9061 Route 30
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Open Monday through Sunday from 5 am to Midnight. Drive-Thru open 24 hours. For more information please call 724-863-9837. Group tours welcome.