This McDonald in Downey California is the oldest in the worldwide chain of 20,000 restaurants. It was one of the first two stores franchised to the McDonald brothers who later sold their chain to Ray Kroc. The 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged the store and it was closed until December 1996.There is no eating area inside. There is a small museum and some outdoor seating located next to the store. If you are in the area, pay a visit to the world’s oldest operating McDonald.
At this historic site, you can still order food from one of the original franchises and/or pop into the museum next door where you can see all the vintage collection of old cups, advertisements, menu, and kitchen hardware. It’s like going back in time!
You get that old school feel when you come here. No Drive-Thru available and you have to walk up to a window to order your food. It’s outdoor as well with seating off to the side.
Love this historical place in Downey! Old cars, vintage signage and all the classic burgers. Parking can be difficult and tricky. So if you are in the area, just stop by and enjoy a burger.