The Belgian Prime Minister was pelted with fries and mayonnaise, in a precedent-setting attack on Monday by protestors against a new austerity program. Belgian fried potatoes, more widely known as French fries, are a national dish in this country which claims their invention. Fries are most often served with mayonnaise in Belgium and 95% of Belgians patronize a Friekot stand where they are widely sold, at least once a year.
The first photo is from 1948, when Dick and Mac McDonald remodeled their highly successful barbeque restaurant in San Bernardino, CA into the prototype of the modern era McDonald’s, with a simplified menu, high speed food preparation, and walk-up service. The second photo is during the rededication of the site of that first McDonald’s in the 1990s, then a location for the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera. The dedication plaque at the site, which I wrote, appears in the third photo.