Scenic USA - Illinois
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Applying a fresh American concept, the McDonald brothers, Richard and Maurice, furthered the fast food idea in their small chain of restaurants in San Bernardino in the early 1940s. The original mascot, a man with a hamburger shaped head and topped with a chef's hat, announced their idea of the Speedee Service System. Pedaling milkshake machines, then salesman Ray Kroc happened to find the golden arches and the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California. It didn't take long before Kroc returned to Des Plaines to set up his first franchised McDonalds restaurant.
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