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Des Plaines in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First McDonald's Franchise

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2014
1. First McDonald's Franchise Marker
Inscription. Ray A. Kroc, founder of McDonald's Corporation, opened his first McDonald's franchise (the ninth McDonald's drive-in in the U.S.) on this site April 15, 1955
In memory of his wisdom and spirt, McDonald's Corporation dedicates this site to Ray A. Kroc, leader and friend April 15, 1985
 
Location. 42° 2.764′ N, 87° 53.159′ W. Marker is in Des Plaines, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Lee Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Lee Street, Des Plaines IL 60016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grove (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kennicott House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Harrer Park (approx. 5.3 miles away); American Indian - Potawatomi Tribe Eagle Dancer (approx. 5.4 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 5.4 miles away); The American Legion Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alexander Robinson (approx. 5.8 miles away); Reverend J. Ward Morrison Boulevard (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First McDonald's Franchise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2014
2. First McDonald's Franchise Marker
First McDonald's Franchise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2014
3. First McDonald's Franchise Marker
First McDonald's Franchise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2014
4. First McDonald's Franchise Marker
First McDonald's Franchise image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2014
5. First McDonald's Franchise
First McDonald's Franchise image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2014
6. First McDonald's Franchise
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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