1st McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois by Susan Russell

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  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding image and find…Susan!! Was this place still open ? 15 cents for a hamburger …I wish lol lol You couldn’t get the pickle for that price nowadays! Excellent work!! Wtg =D

  • The new one is across the street. Wonder how much the Cokes were – 5 cents, maybe?

    – Susan Russell

  • ronda chatelle
    ronda chatelleover 4 years ago

    Consider submitting to “Neon Heaven”?

  • Thanks.

    – Susan Russell

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Susan Russell

  • Jim Butera
    Jim Buteraabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot! The sad thing is that I remember these signs from when I was little. We’re going to visit my father in law in Buffalo Grove for thanksgiving, now we have a side trip to make! Thanks

  • I too used to visit relatives in Brookfield when I was growing up. One of my mom’s friends lived in LaGrange, and her husband used to go to go to McDonalds to get sacks of burgers to feed our 2 families.

    – Susan Russell

  • debbiedoda
    debbiedodaabout 4 years ago

    Back in the 1970’s I worked at McDonalds and hamburgers were 20 cents a piece, then, I actually rememeber these old signs, GOOD TIMES, ummmmm!

  • We used to visit relatives in Chicago every year when I was a child in the 50’s & 60’s. We also visited one of my mom’s friends who had 3 girls. Their dad always went to McDonald’s and brought back sackfuls of burgers to feed the crowd.

    – Susan Russell

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you!!

    – Susan Russell

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson3 months ago

    Deja vu! :Love it. Hope you’ll add this great photo to our New Bubble Group, Exploring Illinois!

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