Fast Food Franchise: McDonald's

By Alex smith and Alex ledezma

The beginning of a great fast food franchise.

McDonalds was first created by Patrick J. McDonald in may of 1940. The "airdrome" octagon like food stand served hamburgers for 10 cents and all-you-can-drink orange juice for 5 cents.

Soon after it was becoming a chain of fast food restaurants founded by his sons, Richard (Dick) and Maurise (Mac). Later after that it received its first name McDonald's Bar-B-Que.

McDonalds and its products

McDonald's later became just "McDonald's" and it's food products began to vary. They began serving hamburgers, chicken, French fries, soft drinks, coffee, milkshakes, salads, desserts and even breakfast. The Big Mac debuted in 1968 and the Egg Mcmuffin in 1972. McDonald's was soon coming to its climax.

McDonald's affect on the American society.

McDonalds is the biggest fast food franchise serving over 54 million people a day. It has gotten so bad that people have memorized the contents on a Big Mac but they don't remember the ten amendments. Because of McDonald's obesity rates have nearly tripled in the last 40 years due to McDonald's and other fast food minutes.


McDonald's became popular because they were the first fast food restaurant to have eight multimixers. This caused service to be extremely fast and cheap. In 1958 the McDonald's franchise sold over 100 million hamburgers. Their shares were worth $2,250 to 74,360 which is now worth $3 million.

Turning Point

McDonald's was a huge turning point in American history because fast food was even faster. It even gave other fast food restaurants to open like Wendy's and hamburgers. A bad turning point is McDonald's has also caused obesity.