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Big Al Owens visits original McDonalds in Downey, CA

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By Big Al, the Big Rig Trucker

On Monday, September 11, 2017, I was fortunate enough to visit the original McDonald's in Downey, California. It is actually the third ever, but is the oldest still in existence.

Visiting this place has been a long-time goal of mine. It's kind of like, for Kentuckians, visiting the original Col. Sanders Restaurant in Corbin, KY, something I recommend if you've not done so, already.

I'm sharing some photo(s) of the trip, as I always try to do. Hope you all enjoy them. - Big Al Owens, the Big Rig Trucker



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Big Al in front of oldest operating McDonalds, Downey CA



2017-09-14 - Downey, CA - Photo by Innocent Bystander. Famous Travel Writer Big Al Owners had his photo taken in front of the oldest McDonald's still operating, in Downey California. The mascot on the top of the sign was "Speedee," at the time.
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Big Al Owens at original McDonald's - capsule history



2017-09-14 - Downey, CA - Photo By Big Al Owens.
This poster capsulizes the history of McDonald's. - Big Al Owens

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Big Al sends prices from early McDonalds in Downey, CA



2017-09-14 - Ray Kroc Hall, Downey, CA - Photo By Big Al Owens.
Big Al photographed this photo of McDonald's 15c hamburger and 10c coffee days. Coffee at most McDonald's has is only six times as much as then, and some hamburgers, just under seven times as much. A subsequent picture tells the story in terms of time value of money, showing that inflation has followed a slower path at the restaurants.

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Big Al: McDonald's pricing and inflation



2017-09-14 - Downey, CA - Photo by Big Al Owens.
Big Al photographed this sign at the original McDonald's in Downey, CA, which the company uses to make its claim that a $1.00 hamburger is a better value now than it was in 1955. Most of the comparisons would fit in Columbia, but probably not the $10,950 to $500,000 house.

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