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luvtwingle: As the First McDonalds has been torn down thus the information needed to get the final coords cannot be obtained, this cache must be archived.

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Geocache Description:

A tribute to McDonald's. Coordinates bring you to McDonald's Store #1 in Des Plaines. Information must be gathered from here to determine the final coordinates for the cache location. There is no container at the first stage. Please keep this cache alive and re-hide/cover cache when you replace. Thanks!

Please visit the museum if you go during their open season. Information on the museum can be found here.

How it all started:

"Ray Kroc mortgaged his home and invested his entire life savings to become the exclusive distributor of a five-spindled milk shake maker called the Multimixer. Hearing about the McDonald's hamburger stand in California running eight Multimixers at a time, he packed up his car and headed West. It was 1954. He was 52 years old.

Ray Kroc had never seen so many people served so quickly when he pulled up to take a look. Seizing the day, he pitched the idea of opening up several restaurants to the brothers Dick and Mac McDonald, convinced that he could sell eight of his Multimixers to each and every one. "Who could we get to open them for us?" Dick McDonald said. "Well," Kroc answered, "what about me?"

Ray Kroc opened the Des Plaines restaurant in 1955. First day's revenues-$366.12! No longer a functioning restaurant, the Des Plaines building is now a museum containing McDonald's memorabilia and artifacts, including the Multimixer!"

This information was obtained from this website; McDonald's History - 1954 to 1955. You can also read about McDonald's history from 1956 and beyond at that link as well.

Coordinates for the final cache can only be obtained by visiting McDonald's #1 Store, which is now a museum. You do not need to go into the museum to find the final cache coordinates. Information you need is obtainable standing outside the fence.

The museum displays a typical menu for McDonald's during the mid-1950's. Items listed on the menu include:

Milkshake (Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla)
French Fries

The final north coordinates are: N42 03.XXX
The final west coordinates are: W087 53.XXX

To figure out the "XXX" part for each of the coordinates, use the menu to determine the price (in cents) of an order given below. This price will then fit into the "XXX" portion of the coordinates.

Food order for the north coordinates:
4-Hamburgers, 4-Cheeseburger, 2-Milk, 1-Coca Cola, 1-Root Beer, 2-Milkshakes, 4-orders of French Fries.

Food order for the west coordinates:
1-Hamburger, 4-Chocolate Shakes, 2-Rootbeers, 2-Coffees, 2-Coca Colas, 4 order of French Fries.

Hint: Final cache container requires very little bushwacking!

Please make sure lid on securely - may require some effort. Thanks.

This cache has been published with special permission from Groundspeak.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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