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McDonald's Real 1st Logo 1940 McDonald's Logo 1948 McDonald's Logo 1953 McDonald's 1960 Logo (No Circle) McDonald's 1968
1940-1948 1948-1953 1953-1968 1961-1968 1968-2006
McDonald's 1983 logo McDonald's 1993 McDonald's (pre-2003) McDonalds McDonald's Golden Arches
1975-present 1993–2007 (USA), 1993–2010 (International) May-September 2003, 2018–present 2003-2006 2006-present

McDonald's Famous Barbecue


McDonald's Real 1st Logo 1940

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McDonald's was founded in 1940 as McDonald's Famous Barbecue. This logo is still used at 1 location.

McDonald's Famous Hamburgers


McDonald's Logo 1948

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McDonald's Famous Barbecue was renamed to McDonald's Famous Hamburgers in 1948.



McDonald's Logo 1953

McDonald's Famous Hamburgers' name was shortened to McDonald's in 1953. McDonald's Corporation was founded on April 15, 1955 and this became the company's first logo This logo would still be used on some commercials from 1961 until the golden arches got a redesign in 1968.


McDonald's 1960 Logo (No Circle)

In 1961, the now-iconic Golden Arches were introduced for the company's new symbol, and the font was also changed. This logo referenced McDonald's iconic architecture of the era as designed by Stanley Meston, which was a roof lined 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 is still used at some locations.


McDonald's 1968

In 1968, the line was now removed from the Golden Arches. The font was changed for the McDonald's text, and is shown on the Golden Arches. 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 was used on many restaurants and commercials until September 2006 before the redesign Forever Young. This was first shown on the Big Mac introduction commercial from 1968. This logo was used as a current logo in 1969, but only in Canada.

This logo can still be seen on some of the windows, doors, outside signs, the rug, outside walls, picture frames, and drive-thru signs at some of the locations. This was used in countries outside the United States in any year until 2006.


McDonald's 1983 logo

This logo is similar to the previous one, but this time it has a rounded red square behind it, which was introduced in early 1975 and late 1983. This logo was used on many restaurants and commercials until September 2006 before the redesign Forever Young, while it was used Internationally since 1975. This can still be seen on some flags, some in-restaurant and out-restaurant signs and trash cans.

It also appeared on McDonald's commercials that aired between 1984 and 1990 with the slogan "It's a good time for the great taste", between 1988 and 1990 with the slogan "Good Time, Great Taste", between 1990 and 1991 with the slogan "Food, Folks & Fun", between 1991 and 1992 with the slogan "McDonald's Today" and some commercials that aired between 1992 and 1997 with the slogan "What you want is what you get".

This logo can still be used at some places and also used on exit signs. Also used on bags, cups, Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Chicken McNuggets, Quarter Pounder packaging and on small, medium and large fry packets until a redesign in 2004 (worldwide) and McDonald's Fried Chicken packaging in Indonesia until a redesign in 2010.

1993–2007 (USA), 1993–2010 (International)

McDonald's 1993

This logo first appeared on the McKids logo in 1990. It started to be used on metallic frames at McDonald's restaurants in 1993, websites between 1996 and 1999, some television commercials starting in 1995, on small fry packets internationally between 1994 and 2010 and on medium and large fry packets between 2004 and 2007. A flat version looks similar to the current logo (see below), which was known to be appeared on Nine's Hey Hey It's Saturday in 1997. This logo is still used on soft drink cup lids and on metal frames and picture frames at some restaurants.

The "McDonald's" wordmark was removed and has never been in the logo ever since.

May-September 2003, 2018–present

McDonald's (pre-2003)

In May 2003, McDonald's removed the "McDonald's" wordmark from the logo and placed it on a red background. This logo appears on McDonald's commercials and print ads in the United States that aired without a slogan, shortly before the company changed its slogan to "i'm lovin' it" in September. This logo was used again early in 2018, but later Internationally since 2019 following the removal of the slogan "i'm lovin' it" in 2018, But, the 2014 font of the slogan is still used on McDonald’s bags, drinks, and some other items, but as of the 2020 Super Bowl the slogan returned with a new font. This logo was now called The Token.



In September 2003, McDonald's introduced the long running slogan "i'm lovin' it" and the Golden Arches were thickened and red background was removed from the logo. It was used on commercials without a shadow on a black background and print ads with a shadow between 2003 and 2006. The 2003 font of the slogan was used until 2014 before the redesign of the font. This logo is still used in some countries including Australia.


McDonald's Golden Arches

As part of the first restaurant redesign in decades named "Forever Young" in September 2006, the logo was slightly redesigned and became the company's official logo. The red background is occasionally used and the lettering is sometimes used separately to the Golden Arches. This would now be used on the McDonald's website and promotions and newer restaurants with random exterior designs like double mansard roof and other McDonald's building exterior design and the red background came back in one of their logos.

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