On this day …….. 7th of July 1996

McDonalds, in the “assembly line” format we know it today, was begun by Richard and Maurice McDonald back in December 1948. It was an unusual venture of its time, having only a limited menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and drinks, which allowed for quicker and cheaper production. The first McDonalds opened in Australia in 1971. Whatever the cost is of a Big Mac today, back on the 7th of July 1996, an average Big Mac in Australia would set the buyer back only $1.97.