Sunday, April 16, 2006

McDonald's history tour

For all you fast-food nostalgics out there, I wanted to let you know about a fun event hosted by Chris Nichols from the L.A. Conservancy Modern Committee as well as the new Southern California Restaurant Historical Society. McDonald's may not be my cup of tea, but it's definitely a part of California restaurant history.

McDonald's History Tour
Saturday, April 22

Join McHistorian Chris Nichols to discover the rich and hidden history of Richard and Maurice McDonald, founders of McDonald's. Travel in a luxury motor coach down Route 66 and into the Inland Empire where you will visit the people and places that helped start the world's largest restaurant chain.

You'll go inside a working orange grove, tour a 19th century blacksmith shop where the first automation tools were invented, and visit the museum on the site of the very first McDonald's. We'll also meet some of the folks who were there at the beginning. From a carhop to the neon man who installed the very first golden arches.

A non-McDonald's lunch will be served at the museum. Snacks and water will be provided. Our story starts when the brothers come to California and ends when Ray Kroc buys McDonald's.

McDonald's History Tour
Saturday, April 22
$50 per person

Send payment to:
Chris Nichols
c/o Los Angeles magazine
5900 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

or paypal to:

Questions? Call 213-804-4184

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