McDonald's Famous Barbecue
McDonald's was opened in 1940. It was formally called McDonald's Famous Barbecue.
McDonald's Famous Hamburgers
It was renamed McDonald's Famous Hamburgers in 1948.
This logo used Speedee instead of Ronald McDonald from the opening of the company's first franchising outlets to when it phased out.
This logo referenced McDonald's iconic architecture of the era as designed by Stanley Meston, a roof line higher in front than in back, flanked by a pair of illuminated golden arches. The "M" formed by the arches would define the company's logo throughout the ensuing decades.
This logo references the signature architecture of double mansard-roofed restaurants (replacing the red-and-white tile buildings that had the Golden Arches). This logo is still used on some of the windows, doors, outside signs, the rug, and drive-thru signs at some of the locations.
This logo is similar to the previous one, but was introduced when the standard color of the mansard roof for their restaurants was changed from brown to red. This can still be seen on some flags, some in-restaurant signs, and trash cans that had not yet updated to the current logo.
This logo appears on the McDonald's commercials that aired in 1992-1997 with slogan "What you want is what to get" and in 1995-1997 with slogan "Have you had a break today?". This logo is typically used for signage.
This logo was only used on packaging as the secondary logo and was used on Apple Dippers packaging until 2010. Still being used on the ketchup (Fancy Ketchup) packages, the McFlurry machines, and the trays.
2000 - 2003
This logo appears on the McDonald's commercials that aired in 2000-2003 with slogan "We love to see you smile" and in 2001-2003 with slogan "Smile".
As part of the first restaurant redesign for decades, called 'Forever Young', the logo was redesigned. The red background is occasionally used and the lettering is now used seperately to the 'Golden Arches'. This is used on a McDonald's website and promotions.