McDonald's Celebrates 50th Anniversary; 'Opportunity at McDonald's' is Theme
Apr 5, 2005
MEDIA ALERT and INVITATION: SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY, APRIL 15 Spectacular Chicago Restaurant Opening on April 15, 2005 What: McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner will lead the celebration of 50 years of opportunity at McDonald's around the world with the grand opening of a spectacular new restaurant in downtown Chicago on Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. The two-story restaurant features 60-foot-high Golden Arches, a double-lane drive-thru, seating for 300, historical displays and stunning views of Chicago's skyline. The theme of the anniversary -- "Opportunity at McDonald's" - celebrates the ladder of opportunity that starts with jobs in the restaurant and provides limitless career potential both at McDonald's and beyond. Jim Skinner started his career at McDonald's as a restaurant crew member in Davenport, Iowa. April 15th marks the 50th anniversary of the day Ray Kroc opened his very first McDonald's restaurant, which was in Des Plaines, Illinois. Who: Jim Skinner, McDonald's CEO Mike Roberts, President, McDonald's Ronald McDonald, Chief Happiness Officer Other surprise visitors When: Friday, April 15th 10 a.m. Where: 600 N. Clark For more information and details about the press event please contact: Walt Riker or Lisa Howard at 630-623-3678.
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