Hamburger (148/365)

by Lee Santiva May. 28, 2019 325 views
McDonald's Museum in Des Plaines Illinois USA - photo taken 2014, building demolished 2017

McDonald's Museum in Des Plaines Illinois USA - photo taken 2014, building demolished 2017

Hamburgers originated in the USA and McDonald's first restaurant was in California.

The first franchise store of McDonald's was opened by Ray Koch in April 1955 in a Chicago suburb called Des Plaines. The original restaurant building was demolished in 1984, then rebuilt as a museum shortly thereafter and demolished again in 2017.

The entrance sign is original, with early cartoon mascot "Speedee," representing the innovative Speedee Service System, inspired by assembly-line production which the McDonald brothers had introduced in 1948.*

Mc Donald's Museum in Des Plaines Illinois USA - photo taken 2014, building demolished 2017

Mc Donald's Museum in Des Plaines Illinois USA - photo taken 2014, building demolished 2017

Today in 2019, McDonald's continues to emphasize speedy service in delivering hamburgers as well as innovations in the delivery technique as illustrated in photo #3. I've seen the digital ordering kiosks at the McDonald's in Germany already as well.

Digital ordering kiosks at McDonald's World Headquarters

Digital ordering kiosks at McDonald's World Headquarters

At the McDonald''s restaurant in the world headquarters building you can order hamburgers and other specialities from McDonald's around the world.

When the McDonald's symbol is lit up for a particular region on the global map, then you can order food items from that region.

McDonald's global favorites on the menu in Chicago

McDonald's global favorites on the menu in Chicago

Thus, in Chicago, you can order a Hong Kong spice sandwich or Canada's Mighty Angus Original and have an Italian Baci McFlurry as a dessert.

McDonald's Canada hamburger

McDonald's Canada hamburger

Photo #5 here you go, for the 365 challenge - a photo of a photo of a hamburger 😜

Hamburger University in Chicago, USA

Hamburger University in Chicago, USA

Photo #6 Backstory:

While in USA recently, my husband and I went to Des Plaines to take more photos of the McDonald's museum only to find the rubble where it had once stood.

Then we learned that the headquarters had recently moved from Oakbrook to downtown Chicago, so we went to the West Loop and discovered the Hamburger University.

As German speakers, it made us laugh. The sign above the door literally means "University of Hamburg". I studied at the University of Hamburg in Germany ... ok, maybe only German speakers will get the joke....

Note: This blog is not intended as a promotion or recommendation for McDonald's.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s_No._1_Store_Museum

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Tsao T-F 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Ha Ha, I can see the digital kiosks at the McDonald's in Taiwan since 2018.smile

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Lee Santiva Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing! Indeed, Asia is usually the first to have the latest technological advances, perhaps because it is made in the region?

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Tsao T-F Replied to Lee Santiva 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I have no much idea about these high technological advances. In Taiwan, the first digital kiosk was set at MOS BURGER in Nov. 2016. The digital kiosk was made in Taiwan by TECO Smart Technologies Co., Ltd. The company was a joint venture that was set by TECO Electric and Machinery Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) and Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) in 2001.smile
https://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/20161201000691-260113?chdtv

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Jay Boggess 9 months ago

Great camera work and fascinating info on McDonalds! Thanks!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months ago

Thank you Jay, good to hear from you again. Hope you‘re enjoying your travels. Were you stopping by any McDonalds by chance? 😜

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 9 months ago

Always a pleasure! I'm finally back home for a spell Now it's time to try to "catch up" on everything that has been neglected in my absence.....argh!!! I did stop by McD's a few times. I like their cafe mochas, both hot & iced!

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Russell Smith 9 months ago

I love the series .

9 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 9 months ago

Thanks glad you like it! Yesterday‘s topic was a little too serious…

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Berckmans Peter 9 months, 1 week ago

Okay now I want a burger. Nice series

9 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months ago

Great! If you get hungry, then I guess the blog was goodsmile … Thanks!

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