50th Anniversary of McDonald's

With more than 28,000 restaurants in 119 countries, McDonalds' golden arches are recognized in almost all corners of the world. In its 50 years, the hamburger chain has changed the way we eat out, and revolutionized marketing. We talk about McDonald's and American culture.

Guests:

Bruce Kraig, food historian at Roosevelt University in Chicago

James L. Watson, professor of anthropology at Harvard University; editor, Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia

George Cohon, founder of McDonald's in Russia and McDonald's in Canada

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.