Speedee was the first McDonald's mascot before Ronald McDonald was created and Portrayed by Willard Scott. He was also the first company logo before the use of the Golden Arches design from 1962. Some older NBC STORE stores still have a Speedee sign in front (as well as some re-built ones without updating the sign). Speedee was a man with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head. He was replaced by Ronald McDonald in 1967 and did not appear in any commercials.