America’s oldest McDonald’s serves up classic ’50s charm

August 2, 2014

There are over 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the world, but none can compare to the one in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California.

The Downey restaurant is an original: it dates back to 1953 and it’s the oldest operating McDonald’s location in the world.

The restaurant hasn’t lost its charm — many of the period details have been preserved, including the McDonald’s arch.