There are a lot of original fast food places that you can hit when you are on Route 66, but one that you should definitely pay a visit to is the original McDonald’s from San Bernardino, California. Opened in 1948 close to the route, the location was partly why the chain store became so popular.
That, and because in 1954, a businessman walked inside to sell the McDonald brothers milkshake mixing machines. The rest made franchising history. And if you find yourself around, it would be a really nice pit stop, seeing where a part of history was made. If not for that, then we all know that they have the best french fries out of all the fast-food chains.
If the Route 66 drive sounds a bit daunting to you (both because of budget and distance), you can always check out these budget-friendly getaways throughout the states!