McDonald’s Open for Business 806 S. Main St., Normal February 1959
An intrepid Museum staffer tracked this wonderful image down, taken in mid-February 1959 - this being the first McDonald’s in the Twin Cities. Soon after, the drive-in opened.
A regular hamburger cost 15 cents back in February 1959. Adjusted for inflation, that’s the equivalent of $1.25 in 2016 dollars. And that’s about what McDonald’s charges for a hamburger today!