McDonald's: Behind the Arches Setting & Symbolism

John F. Love
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San Bernadino, California

The town where the McDonald brothers open their first McDonald's in 1940.

Oak Grove, Illinois

A suburb of Chicago and the home base of the McDonald's corporation.

Des Plaines, Illinois

The town where Kroc opens his first McDonald's in 1954.

McDonald's Headquarters

Located in Oak Grove, Illinois, the headquarters is where McDonald's main operations are centered but they still rely on a fairly decentralized method of production and distribution of goods and services.

The Multimixer

The machine Kroc sells to make milkshakes that the McDonald brothers use to produce milkshakes in their McDonald's restaurants. The machine brings the three men together.

The 15-cent Hamburger

McDonald's original selling point is its 15-cent hamburger which it sells for nearly two decades at the same price.

Milkshakes

McDonald's original drink; it is through the milkshake making machine that Kroc meets the McDonald brothers.

French Fries

McDonald's original side item, the...

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