Nathan's

Nathan's

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This off-white, polystyrene clam shell food container held one Nathan’s™ hot dog. “Nathan’s™ FAMOUS since 1916” is written in green over the entire container. Nathan’s™ FAMOUS first opened in 1916 as a small hot dog stand on Coney Island. As of 2012, they are selling hot dogs at over 40,000 locations.
The McDonald’s Corporation is one of the most recognizable hamburger restaurants in the United States. As of 2011, the McDonald’s Corporation and franchisees were operating in 119 countries with 1.9 million employees, making it the 4th largest employer in the world.
In 1940, Richard (Dick) and Maurice (Mac) McDonald opened the first McDonald’s Bar-B-Q drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino, California. In 1948, the brothers redesigned their menu, centering on the 15 cent hamburger. In 1954, Ray Kroc, a Multimixer (milkshake machine) salesman, became interested in the McDonalds brothers’ high volume restaurant. He worked out a deal with the brothers to be their franchising agent and opened the first franchise location in Illinois the following year. Under Kroc’s direction, the company grew to become the giant we know today.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Container
date made
1975 - 1990
place made
World
Measurements
overall: 17.6 cm x 9 cm x 5.5 cm; 6 15/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
1998.0349.10
accession number
1998.0349
catalog number
1998.0349.10
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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