McDonald's of Carpentersville


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories McDonald’s Page.  Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  Please take your time and check out all of the McDonald’s images and files, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

Dinner for under a buck and a great hangout!

McDonald’s went through many changes as time went by.  However, it has always been in Carpentersville across from the Meadowdale Shopping Center.  For many high school students this was their first job. 

If you have any McDonald’s images to share please contact us.

McDonald’s of Carpentersville

The home of the Golden Arches. This has been their logo for as long as anyone can remember. It is a stylized M. This location has been around since 1961. The location is at Illinois state route 25 and L W Besinger Drive (formerly Ravine Road). This corporate owned location started as a place with very little seating, usually utilized for waiting on your order. The idea was to eat in your car or at home. There was no drive-thru.

Later, they remodeled and expanded. They added full indoor seating and a drive-thru. An outdoor children’s recreation area was added eventually.

Several years back, the building was torn down and rebuilt. The restaurant building was turned 90 degrees and there is a longer lane for expanded drive-thru usage. It loops around the building. It looks like half the McDonald’s famous arch laying down.

Please check out all of the great McDonald’s images and files from the past.

Click on the links below to view the Newspaper Articles and PDF Files

August 1960 McDonald’s Permit Revoked

September 1960 McDonald’s Site Permit Article

1962 McDonald’s Fastest Service Article

1970 McDonald’s Adds Chicken to Their Menu

1970 Six Billion Served

1973 The New Egg McMuffin

Images and Articles from McDonald’s


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.