McDonald's Grill by Garland (1960s - 1980s)

McDonald's Grill by Garland (1960s - 1980s)

Bill Wrigley
A typical, double grill configuration used in a McDonald's restaurant kitchen in Canada and the US in the 1960s through the 80s, manufactured by Garland Commercial Industries Inc.. Before the introduction of the overhead-platen clamshell grill used today these were the industry standard. Most restaurants back then had a double (like this one) and single unit in the kitchen. On the double grill the left platen was for 10:1 (hamburger and Big Mac®) patties, the right for 4:1 (1/4 Pounder) patties. The third single grill was an auxiliary unit fired up during peak volume, also for 10:1 patties. Included here is the center grease trough, which slid out for emptying and cleaning. Garland manufactured this unit in accordance with McDonald's strict specifications. It operated on gas. The dimensions of this model are taken from a later model Garland grill, model MWGF-9501, as none were found while researching this unit. The facia metal work (i.e. removable panels and swing down access door) is taken from photos, and memory - I worked over these grills as a McDonald's employee for several years. Dimensions: 38" (platen 36") wide X 30 3/4 - 33" cooking height x 37 3/4"' deep #1960s #1970s #1980s #60s #70s #80s #Bill_Wrigley #Garland #gas_grills #kitchen #McDonalds #restaurant
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