Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Why were the Golden Arches chosen for the design of the original McDonald’s restaurants?
A They were meant to be an ‘M’ to honor founders Richard and Maurice McDonald
B They were an homage to the first restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri
C They were thought to be eye-catching
Originally two separate arches flanking the ends of the very first McDonald’s restaurants in the early 1950s, they were meant to make the burger stands more visible. Even in the design phase they were referred to as ‘Golden Arches.’ That restaurant design was phased out in the 1960s but the arches were then incorporated into the logo, resembling an ‘M’ for ‘McDonald’s.’ Many marketing moons have passed, and the logo became what we know it as today.
The correct answer to this quiz is They were thought to be eye-catching.