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Jaycccs' community projects. Mobs munch a 'McBargain' CUSTOMERS LIKE Meal Steinken celebrated the 20th anniversary anniversary of McDonald's Hamburgers' Sunday with a special special 15-cent burger. Trie price of the hamburger was rolled back to 1955 prices for tht celebration, · by BETTY LEE "Come on g u y s . . . knock 'em dead. We've got to go, go, go! It was McDonald's Hamburgers' 20th anniversary celebration Sunday, and things at the first McDonald's store at 400 Lee St., Des Flames, were rushed. The national chain of the restaurant began at this spot in~1955 and for its ' birthday Sunday was decorated in red, white and blue streamers. Hundreds of hamburgers were sizzling sizzling on "the grill and the place bul- . · glng with a mob of hungry customers. ' *, "Hurry up, Scott /. . throw them out, Joan " The manager, Kevin Collahan Collahan was-clappiog his hands like a cheerleader, urging the cooks to plop the mustard, ketchup and pickles in a hurry. The price of the hamburger was rolled back to 1955 prices -- 15 cents apiece for the celebration. And people were squeezing in lines, patiently waiting for that bargain. GENERAL MANAGER Sam Kehr mustered 27 employes who dressed in special white and yellow T-shirts for the event. Even with the extra help, the cooks could hardly keep up with the demand. At bargain prices, people were ordering as many hamburgers' as they could. . "There's a limit of 20 they could buy," Kehr said. "They take them borne and freeze them. When they feel like having one, they pop them in the oven." ·" Most of the customers coming.InTi were buying the burgers in volume',;' with french fries to match, Kehr said.; The other McDonald's creations --· cheeseburgers, Big Macs, Quarter^ Pounders were virtually unnoticed. ', Kehr guessed he would sell aboutl ·9,000 hamburgers by closing time "at;* 11 p.m. "That's about 30 times the; normal volume on a Sunday," he said. But Kehr didn't worry about run-; ning out. His supply was based on"educated on"educated guessing" and it was up to* his workers to keep the grills going the customers piled in. * His partner Callahan saw to that."Get that."Get 'em, get 'cm out the door!" b«I cheered. . '.- t

Clipped from The Daily Herald21 Apr 1975, MonPage 37

The Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois)21 Apr 1975, MonPage 37
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