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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2016 9:15 p.m. PST


"In 1940, brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald opened McDonald's Bar-B-Q, a drive-in restaurant at 1398 North E. Street in San Bernardino, California. Eight years later they would shut down that operation to reopen their restaurant using their new "Speedee Service System." The renovated restaurant, simply called McDonald's, used an innovative assembly line technique to speedily prepare its nine menu items, including soft drinks, pie, potato chips, and coffee. Business people from all over stopped in to check out the McDonalds' fast food system and to chow down on the restaurants 15 cent hamburgers, which were gaining a reputation of their own…"
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Cyrus the Great04 Dec 2016 2:19 p.m. PST

Don't know when this was written, but the availability of all day breakfast has reversed its downward trend.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2016 3:10 p.m. PST

Do you consider Mc Donald is in decadence…?


Cyrus the Great04 Dec 2016 3:16 p.m. PST

I very seldom eat fast food, but McDonald's bottom line was hurting until they went with the all day breakfast.

charared Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2016 9:31 p.m. PST

"Two all "beef" patties,"special-sauce"…



mad monkey 105 Dec 2016 7:48 a.m. PST

Had a Big Mac the other day in honor of the inventor. It was tasty.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2016 11:12 a.m. PST



Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2016 9:45 a.m. PST

This dates me…..but when I was attending college the McDonald's across the street from the campus was the go-to lunch spot. A burger, fries and a shake and you got change back from your dollar.

And yes it was probably crap then, but you are going to school so you are young, stupid and broke.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Dec 2016 7:15 p.m. PST

You're right. That does date you.

Mako11 Inactive Member20 Dec 2016 8:24 p.m. PST

The problem with McD's and BK are that they have so many menu choices, they rarely make anything fresh anymore, and rewarmed/barely warm fast food sucks.

It's fast, but rather bland, and tasteless.

That's why In-N-Out and others like it are literally eating their lunch, since they've adopted and stuck to the old skool method of a limited menu, served fresh and hot, and quickly.

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