McDonald's The Early Years Quiz
What do you know about McDonald's
The Early Years?
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Your Answers" at the end of the page.
1) In 1937, Patrick McDonald father of Richard
and Maurice McDonald, opens a hamburger and drinks stand on historic
Route 66 (now Huntington Drive) near the Monrovia Airport in
WHAT was the venture called?
2) Brothers Richard and Maurice
McDonald move their dadís building 40 miles east to San Bernardino,
California, where they open the first McDonald's restaurant, near
U.S. Route 66, at West 14th St and 1398 North E St., on May 15,
1940. Their menu consisted of 25 items, mostly barbecue. As was
common at the time, they employed around 20 carhops. It became a
popular and highly profitable teen hangout, and it was directed by
3) In 1948, after noting
that almost all of their profits came from hamburgers, the brothers
closed the restaurant for several months to implement their
innovative concept, a streamlined assembly line for hamburgers. The
carhops are fired, and when the restaurant reopens it sells only
hamburgers, milkshakes, and French fries.
WHAT was the concept
became know as?
"Treat Every Customer with Respect"
"Made Your Way, Now"
4) At 15 cents, the
burgers are about half as expensive as at standard diners, and they
are served immediately. The restaurant is extremely successful, and
its fame is spread by word of mouth.
WHAT is the 15 cent
hamburger in 2011 dollars?
1953, the McDonalds begin to franchise their restaurant. The second
McDonald's opens in Phoenix, Arizona at N. Central Ave and Indian
School Road. It is the first to feature the Golden Arches design.
Later in 1953, the original restaurant in San Bernardino is rebuilt
in the same style.
WHO was the first McDonald's franchisee?
6) The third
McDonald's restaurant opens in 1953, at the corner of Lakewood Blvd
and Florence Avenue, and is the oldest McDonald's restaurant still
WHAT is the town?
Las Vegas, Nevada
7) In 1954: Ray Kroc becomes
fascinated by the McDonald's restaurant during a sales visit, when
he learns of its extraordinary capacity and popularity.
Ray Kroc do before finding the McDonald brothers and owning
Multi-mix milkshake salesman
Animator for Walt Disney
8) Others who had visited the
restaurant and come away inspired were James McLamore, founder of
Burger King, and Glen Bell, founder of Taco Bell.
9) After seeing the restaurant in operation, Kroc approaches the
McDonald brothers, who have already begun franchising, with a
proposition to let him franchise McDonald's restaurants outside the
company's home base of California and Arizona, with himself as the
first franchisee. Kroc works hard to sell McDonald's.
Ray Kroc attempts to prevail on his wartime acquaintance, in the
failed hope of opening a McDonald's?
10) On March 2, 1955, Ray Kroc founds
"McDonald's Systems, Inc.", as a legal structure for his planned
franchises. He opens the ninth McDonald's restaurant in suburban
Chicago on April 15, 1955.
WHERE was the Chicago area location?
Oak Brook, Illinois
Des Plaines, Illinois
11) WHO does Ray Kroc hires as a
grill-man (later CEO and
Chairman) in his first store in 1955?
12) In 1958, McDonald's
worldwide sells its 300 millionth hamburger.
13) The 100th McDonald's restaurant opens in
WHERE was the location?
San Diego, Califnornia
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
14) WHAT in 1959, McDonald's begins advertising in what