McDonald's Golden Arches First Appeared In Phoenix

Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:24pm
Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:32pm
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Burgers, fries and shakes—all of those probably come to mind when you think of McDonald’s restaurants. And a lot of us of a certain generation identified the company with San Diego, where longtime owner Ray Kroc settled.

But a new piece in Phoenix Magazine called "Mac Daddy" indicates the Valley’s connection to the burger chain goes back a long way.

We learned more from the article’s writer, Keridwen Cornelius.