Baltimore – 1959 & McDonald’s Restaurants

Looking through an old 1959 Baltimore Commerce travel guide, I found a page of Baltimore Carry outs from circa 1959.

Surprisingly, the count of McDonald’s located back then in this area was only three. 

I believe McDonald’s began to expand around 1955. The three locations in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area I could find were :

619 East Joppa Rd, Towson – If the address is correct, now part of the Black and Decker Complex

7010 Ritchie Highway – There are fast food restaurants in that block today, but no McDonalds.

7734 Wise Avenue – While a much newer building, there is still a McDonald’s at this location.

I know addresses change as areas grow, so I got it wrong, please let me know. I post the other restaurants that were around back in 1959 in a bit, but a quick check shows 2 John Mackey’s, 3 Mathias Garden Houses, 3 Oriole Cafes, 13 Little Taverns, and 38 White Coffee Pots. Ameche’s had eight locations,  18 Ginos, 3 Hot Shoppes, and three Gordon’s of Orleans Chains.

Locations :

Ameche’s ( 1959)

7710 Wise Avenue

5800 Reisterstown Rd.

2085 York Rd. (Timonium)

Gov. Ritchie Hwy (no numbers given)

Loch Raven Blvd & Taylor Avenue

5807 Harford Road

3519 Dolfield Avenue

Gino’s Restaurants (circa 1959)

619 York Rd (Towson)

5900 Pulaski Highway

4000 North Point Rd

5801 Ritchie Highway

101 East North Avenue

7112 Liberty Rd

1735 Washington Blvd

216 West Baltimore Street

2912 Harford Road

6000 Belair Rd

8910 Belair Road

1602 Eastern Blvd

501 Frederick Rd

1910 Edison Highway

530 Dundalk Avenue

6333 Baltimore National Pike

2129 York Rd (Towson)

8709 Liberty Rd


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