The Location Of Massachusetts’ First McDonalds, Which Opened In 1960, May Surprise You
There was lots of talk about McDonald's on Tuesday morning's show. McDonald's is trending right now due to their hamburger upgrades.
A softer bun, more melted cheese, more onions, and more Big Mac sauce are some changes that are taking place on most hamburger/cheeseburger items on the menu.
This is happening at only west coast locations in the U.S., however, it'll be nationwide come early 2024 according to McDonalds.
I must admit, McDonald's had me at hello. The food is damn tasty and the backstory is wonderfully told in the movie "The Founder". While I realize the movie isn't ENTIRELY true, it's pretty well done.
This got me thinking, though...
Where Was Massachusetts' First McDonald's?
Really? Western Massachusetts? The Berkshires?
I don't claim to know a lot, but I was surprised it wasn't somewhere more densely populated...
The first McDonald's in Massachusetts opened in Pittsfield in May 1960, at 6 Cheshire Road, across from the Allendale Shopping Center — still the home of a McDonald's. This store was the 238th franchise in the country and was owned by Tom Walton, who moved to the Berkshires from out of state. -berkshireeagle.com