A seemingly weakened McDonald's was the object of a Burger King offensive when the rival fast-food maker launched the Big King sandwich, a Big Mac clone. McDonald's announced that the building would be torn down as early as the end of due to repeated flooding of the site,  though the Volo Auto Museum of Volo, Illinois is exploring the possibility of moving it to their location. Plans to open hundreds of smaller restaurants in Wal-Marts and gasoline stations were abandoned because test sites did not meet targeted goals. For a snapshot of our accomplishments, take a look at our interactive History Timeline. Today, there are four Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across Canada. Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in.
The company's goal was to provide service in 50 seconds or less. In addition to architecture and furnishings, the McDonald's menu has been tweaked to offer a larger variety of what the corporation refers to as more healthy food. Kroc's McDonald's franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois , the ninth in the chain, was demolished in , but a replica was built on the original foundation and is now described as the McDonald's USA No. In the US, the number of units grew from 9, in to 12, in , an increase of about 40 percent.
They were not expensive--the cent burger just under 90 cents in dollars was a mainstay. His particular genius, however, was not so much site selection or restaurant design as it was concept recognition: Opened october 2 In addition, it would discontinue development of non-McDonald's brands outside of the United States. The brothers were to receive one-half of one percent of gross sales.
This page was last edited on 14 December , at Reviewed June 3, via mobile. Retrieved 2 June Retrieved February 6, County of Los Angeles Public Library. In July , Ray Kroc who had begun taking over the chain from the original McDonald's brothers opened his own first sub-franchisee in. First outlet in a communist country and first outlet in the Balkans.