Hamburger University marks 50 years

April 5, 2011 4:26:20 PM PDT
McDonald's is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Hamburger University at its home office in Oak Brook.

Among other things, the students learn to distinguish a fabulous fry from a soggy substitute.

The company began the school in 1961 in Elk Grove Village. Fifteen students graduated from that first class. The modern Oak Brook campus was opened in 1983.

There are also six international campuses that have graduated 275,000 students.