Age of Innocence, 1955 – Disease and Obesity

DesPlaines McDonalds

So the nightmare of polio was under control but then, also in 1955, a man called Ray Kroc came along unleashed a new monster and the beginning of the western world obesity problem when he opened the ninth McDonalds franchise restaurant, in Des Plaines, Illinois, which eventually led to the McDonalds Corporation and world domination by the hamburger giant.

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2 responses to “Age of Innocence, 1955 – Disease and Obesity

  1. I have been meaning to do a quick post about a McDonalds close to me. I can tell it’s an old building; the design is similar to this one in the photo. You have added a bit of inspiration and I’ll get to it soon.

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