Fast Food Franchises

Fun Facts: Fast Food

  1. In 1949, Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino, California - the McDonald Brothers Burger Bar Drive-In.
  2. White Castle was the 1st restaurant to offer takeout food in the US in the early 1900's.
  3. The 1st restaurant to use the assembly-line system was McDonald's.
  4. Chinese takeout boxes are not even used in China. Americans invented the Chinese takeout box.
  5. France was the original birthplace of what we now call a "restaurant."
  6. Wendy's created the first drive-thru window in 1970 upon opening their second restaurant.
  7. As drive-thru fast food restaurants became popular, it led to car manufacturers installing cup holders in the 1990s. As fast food drinks became larger, so did the cup holders.