History With a Side of Fries? Inside McDonald's Storied Past

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While you're likely no stranger to the menu at McDonald's (MCD) - Get Report , how well do you know the history of the fast food chain?

From the first McDonald's Bar-B-Q Restaurant in 1940, to bringing the Big Mac to the masses, to McDonald's recent efforts to clean up its ingredients and its menu, 

Are we about to see what McDonald's next chapter looks like?

In its last earnings report in April, the fast food chain posted weaker-than-expected first quarter earnings but noted that comparable store sales in both the U.S. and international markets improved thanks in part to promotions such as the Bacon Event and the 2 for $5 Mix and Match deal.

Today, July 26, the company is again reporting its quarterly earnings.

How will the company do? Stick with TheStreet for all the coverage.

Now here's your McHistory lesson...minus the large fries.

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