Wednesday, August 18, 2010
When we arrived in Juneau we transferred to a bus for the drive into town. Our bus driver told us about Juneau's very first McDonald's. Opened in the 80's, it was the only fast food restaurant within 800 miles and it created a fast food feeding frenzy. Opening day set a franchise record selling 17,000 hamburgers! Sold out by 2:00 pm they had to close for the rest of the week while they waited for resupply. Weeks later, the town of Scagway (90 miles from Juneau) declared a medical emergency. Two fast planes were enlisted for the trip to Juneau. The medical supplies were loaded into the planes and quickly delivered to Scagway where an ambulance waited to drive the medical supplies into town. The delivery included 200 orders of french fries, 150 Big Macs and 50 Quarter Pounders. The medical emergency? The town had a Mac Attack! Loved this true story!