The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “The McDonald’s museum in Des Plaines, a replica of Ray Kroc’s first restaurant, is slated to be torn down next month, the world’s largest burger chain said Monday.
Kroc, considered by the company to be the founder of the modern chain, built his first restaurant in 1955 after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald. The Des Plaines restaurant was torn down in 1984, the same year Kroc died. The McDonald’s Store No. 1 Museum opened the next year, with the original restaurant’s sign out front…”