With one fast food joint or franchise every other block, it’s hard to remember a time when there weren’t a lot of them in New York. I had a meal at McDonalds as a kid in upstate New York in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until 1975 or so that I actually ate at a McDonalds in the five boroughs. That one was at 37th Street and 4th Avenue in Sunset Park, and that one is still there.
At Sheepshead Bay Road and West 6th street in Brooklyn, there’s a standard Mickey franchise, but with a slight difference: they employ the little guy with the chef hat and striped pants logo, which was used in early McDonald’s stores in the midwest in the 1950s. Note here’s only one golden arch instead of the usual two, though the double arch can also be seen here as well.