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Pronounced: \mehk-don-lds\ | IPA: /məkˈdɒn lds/
Definition of McDonald’s
An iconic international American cuisine fast food restaurant chain from San Bernardino, California, and currently headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois. The restaurant was established in 1940 by Richard James “Dick” McDonald & Maurice James “Mac” McDonald, the McDonald’s Corporation was formed by Ray Croc in 1955. McDonald’s emphasizes Americana themes, and foods such as burgers like the Big Mac, milkshakes, Chicken McNuggets, etc.
Examples of McDonald’s in New Mexico
In New Mexico, McDonald’s has made some minor New Mexican cuisine modifications to their menu, mostly centering around the inclusion of New Mexico green chile. Their green chile supplier is Bueno Foods in Albuquerque.
A promotional image of the Green Chile Double Cheeseburger, a green chile burger. (image source)
Promotional image for the Green Chile Sunrise Burrito, a breakfast burrito. (image source)
Origin of McDonald’s in New Mexico
In 1959, the first McDonald’s in New Mexico was opened in Albuquerque at 5900 Menaul Blvd. NE. The chain currently has 87 locally owned restaurants in New Mexico. The various expansions of McDonald’s has made its logo, the gold arches, and their mascot Ronald McDonald, a symbol of American fast food.
Alternate names: Mickey D’s, Maccas, MacDonald’s.
First Known Use: 20th century
This journalistic and educational article about McDonald’s is not endorsed by McDonald’s Corporation, all images and trademarks are owned by their respective owners. Top image adding the Flag of New Mexico to the McDonald’s logo was created for the purpose of this article by Mario J. Lucero of Heaven Sent Gaming.