“Two all beef patties...” entered American’s lives in a way they could not imagine.
On April 15, 1955, Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s -- in Des Plaines, IL, a suburb of Chicago. On his first day of business, sales of 15-cent hamburgers and 10-cent French fries totaled $366.12. Thirty years later, McDonald’s grossed a whopping $8.6 billion annually. There is no telling how many burgers have been served at McDonald’s. They stopped counting years ago, saying, “Billions and billions served.”