Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Frantic Efforts Underway to Save Historic McDonald's Store No. 1 in US Town

Built on the site in a Chicago suburb of the first McDonald's franchise restaurant, it is actually a replica of the original.

AFP

Updated:November 25, 2017, 9:07 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Frantic Efforts Underway to Save Historic McDonald's Store No. 1 in US Town
Representative image
Loading...

Chicago: It has been closed to visitors for a decade with few noticing. But, when McDonald's announced it would demolish "Store No. 1," a small midwestern US community rallied to save the structure.

Built on the site in a Chicago suburb of the first McDonald's franchise restaurant, it is actually a replica of the original.

Coming to the proposed rescue is another institution commemorating a distinctly American endeavor: the automobile. The Volo Auto Museum, located in a small community near the border of two midwestern states, Wisconsin and Illinois, has asked the fast food giant to give the replica to the museum.

Museum chief Brian Grams told AFP on Friday that he has not yet received a response from McDonald's.

"With the holiday, I would expect a delay. Finger crossed I hear something early (next) week!" he said by email.

The company announced on Tuesday that it would demolish the time capsule of a past American era because frequent flooding had shuttered its doors for a decade and it was unfeasible to reopen.

The museum wants to pick up the structure from its current location, and move it nearly 30 miles northwest (48 km) to its grounds in Volo, a small city of 4,300 people.

It would then be exhibited along with 400 "classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood" automobiles.

"Our interest is in preserving this American icon," Grams said, trumpeting an online poll with 97 per cent of respondents supporting the idea.

"If, for some reason, it does not work out that we can move the entire structure, we certainly hope to come away with some artifacts."

The 1985 replica was built on the site of the first McDonald's franchise restaurant, erected in 1955. The replica is loaded with memorabilia and an original sign outside still advertising 15-cent hamburgers.

Company founder Ray Kroc created the modern McDonald's franchise, after purchasing the brand from Richard and Maurice McDonald.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results