Place From 15/5/1940
Fast food outlets. The company was founded as a barbecue restaurant by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, they reorganised the business as a self-service drive-in restaurant selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, potato chips, pie and soft drinks. To date (2015) they have 36,000+ outlets worldwide. The photograph was taken in Woolwich, at the opening of their 3000th branch, which was also their first in Britain.