On this day in 1955: First McDonald's Corporation restaurant opens
Rebuilt first McDonald's,
Des Plaines, IL
Okay, maybe the food served there isn't overly nutritious, but McDonald's is one of the most successful business ventures ever. The first corporate-owned McDonald's restaurant opened sixty years ago today in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's employs nearly two million people and it's the world's largest fast food chain. No one gets rich working there, of course, but it's a first job for many.