Monday, February 23, 2009

Hamburger Airplanes

  • McDonalds began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California. Their introduction of the "Speedee Service System" in 1948 established the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant.

  • An American tradition now known the world over, McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants, serving nearly 58 million customers daily. Their logo's adorn many airplanes around the world.

    McDonald's - Douglas DC-3 - Taupo, New Zealand, October 19, 2006. (Photo by: Eduard Brantjes / Airliners.Net)

    Ronald McDonald - Antonov An-2R - Budapest, Hungary, April 18, 2003. (Photo by: Jorgos Tsambikakis / Airliners.Net)

    Crossair - McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (DC-9-83) - Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 1997. (Photo by: Javier Rodriguez / Airliners.Net)

    Austrian Airlines - Airbus A321-111 - Vienna, Austria, February 3, 2008. (Photo by: Thomas Ernst / Airliners.Net)

    McPlane - Groningen, Netherlands taken by yours truly in 1972.

    Keith said...

    Those are great. I've never seen any of them. It seems like there is a McDonald's pretty much anywhere in the world these days.

    Major Pepperidge said...

    The DC-3 is one of my favorite airplanes, I'm happy to see one with any paint scheme!

    Heidi Ann said...

    Oh, I really like the looks of those. McPlane - How cute!