39 Iconic Restaurants That Are No Longer Around

With over 37,000 restaurants worldwide, it’s safe to say McDonald’s isn’t going anywhere. But the original McDonald’s drive-in, which was founded in 1948 and located in San Bernardino, California, isn’t a McDonald’s restaurant anymore.

After brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald signed over the rights to their company to franchise agent Ray Kroc in 1961, they forfeited the right to their name. In 1971, the building where fast food was born was demolished and turned into an unofficial museum for the chain by restaurateur Albert Okura.

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