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Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang, to visit Landmark Original McDonald’s ahead hosting of Community Town Hall in San Bernardino


Riverside, CA –  After spending Thursday in Riverside, gubernatorial candidate John Chiang will spend Friday touring the community of San Bernardino, of a two-day swing in the Inland Empire.

Chiang continues his year-long campaign road trip with a visit to the historic landmarks in the Inland Empire.  After spending the afternoon with local officials discussing issues impacting the Inland Empire, Chiang will tour the original McDonald’s restaurant museum- a beloved landmark to the area.

The McDonald brothers opened their first restaurant adjacent to the Monrovia Airport in 1937 in a tiny octagonal building informally called The Airdrome. That octagonal building was later moved to 1398 North E Street in San Bernardino, California, in 1940 as a barbecue drivein, but the brothers discovered that most of their profits came from hamburgers.

Chiang’s road trip is inspired by the California road sign shaped like the shovels that the forty-niners brought to California with the mission to unearth a better future for their families. They came from every corner of the earth – to discover the California Dream, one that was built on the foundation of this unique experiment.

Friday evening, Chiang will attend a Democratic town hall meet and greet hosted by local activists and delegates.

Since kicking off his year long road trip on June 6, Chiang has made stops in Boyle Heights, San

Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Silicon Valley, Long Beach, and Fresno.  His next stop will be in Oakland, and Alameda County on Sunday, September 10th.