Did you know McDonald’s started as a hot dog stand on the side of a busy California road?
And its name was actually Airdrome?
And that the original McDonalds founders had no interest in building stores outside of California? Crazy to think about now that McDonalds is the largest restaurant chain in the world today.
Read more about the McDonald’s name change and how Ray Croc convinced the McDonald’s brothers to grow their empire and give him 99% of the profits here.
Yes, the first McDonalds was started by a man named Patrick McDonald, hence the name “McDonald’s”.
However, the original Patrick McDonald called his small roadside stand “AirDrome”, not McDonald’s.
Patrick started out selling his delicious hot dogs on the side of the Route 66 road in LA near the busy Monrovia Airport. He later added burgers and then 5 cent unlimited orange juice to the menu.
Later, Patrick’s sons Maurice and Richard McDonald took the concept and moved it into an actual storefront. They focused on barbecue as their main offering and added a bunch of menu items for a total of around 25.
They ended up changing the name, from AirDrome to something else at least a little more familiar to most of us.
The two sons called their second McDonald’s restaurant “McDonald’s Bar-B-Que”.
Ironically, no one was buying their barbeque, while their hamburger sales were through the roof!
Quick to notice where their profit was coming from, they realized the irony quickly, took barbeque off the menu and shifted to the burgers we know and love today as their #1 bread and butter item.
When they cut barbeque from the menu they also chopped barbecue off their name and started calling themselves only McDonalds, the name of the restaurant which still exists today, and is much catchier in my opinion anyway.
The brothers shortened the menu list to include only cheeseburgers, potato chips, coffee, soft drinks, and apple pie. All yummy foods, but also much shorter than the long and ever changing McDonald’s menu today.
McDonald’s is now the largest restaurant chain in the world and continues to grow thanks to the great feedback it gets from the www.mcdvoice.com platform. Give them your feedback and you’ll get a BOGO menu item.
Prize: Buy one get one free any menu item, EXCEPT a value meal, happy meal, 20 pc nugget, or 10 chicken tender
www.McDvoice.com Survey Details
|Survey Prize||BOGO menu item coupon|
|Receipt Valid For||7 Days|
|Survey Valid For||30 Days|
|Survey Limit||5 Surveys Per Person Per Month|
|Coupon Limit||1 Coupon Per Person Per Visit|
Enter The www.McDVoice.com Survey
- Buy something at McDonald’s
- Put your receipt near you and go online to www.McDVoice.com
- To enter without your survey code or receipt try this link https://www.mcdvoice.com/Index.aspx?POSType=PieceMeal
- Whichever entry method you choose, answer all survey questions
- Save the validation code at the end of the survey so you can use it within 30 days to use your BOGO item coupon
The McDonald’s survey homepage is plain red and white and asks you to enter your 26 digit survey code in order to begin the survey:
- US or District of Columbia residents only, AU has different survey link
- Purchase required
- Receipt valid for 7 days
- Coupon valid for 30 days
- Limit to use of 1 coupon per person per visit
- Coupon is worth 1/20 of 1 cent
- No transferring or selling code
- No combining offers
- 5 survey limit per month per person
See your receipt and the end of survey computer screen for more terms and conditions.
For other full rules see the official rules page
Australian www.mcdvoice.com Survey
Contact McDonald’s About Survey
Phone: (800) 244-6227
McDonald’s Headquarters Mailing Address:
2111 McDonald’s Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523