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Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: 'The Original McDonald’s,' the tagline of the McDonald’s #1 Store Museum in Des Plaines, Illinois, is a bit of a misnomer—it’s just a replica, and not even of the first store but of the ninth. Richard and Maurice McDonald opened their first restaurant in San Bernadino, California, in 1940, selling burgers for 15 cents. That location closed decades ago, but it’s now home to a museum honoring those first Golden Arches. Don't miss these other 75 mind-blowing facts about McDonald's.

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'The Original McDonald’s,' the tagline of the McDonald’s #1 Store Museum in Des Plaines, Illinois, is a bit of a misnomer—it’s just a replica, and not even of the first store but of the ninth. Richard and Maurice McDonald opened their first restaurant in San Bernadino, California, in 1940, selling burgers for 15 cents. That location closed decades ago, but it’s now home to a museum honoring those first Golden Arches. Don't miss these other 75 mind-blowing facts about McDonald's.
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