When the store opened, a hamburger apparently cost 18p, the Big Mac was called the Big Boy and burgers were made to an almost identical formula to what you can now find in around 1,000 stores on every high street in Britain. A UK Head Office was promptly established at Hampstead and we followed world powers such as Japan, Australia, Panama and Guam into being a fast food society.
Interesting to reflect that fast food has had such a relatively brief history in the UK. Hopefully the rest of our culinary experience has moved on further than McDonalds...
If you are so inclined you can read more about the history of McDonalds at http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/eaten-with-relish-743695.html.
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