McDonald`s is a fast food chain founded in 1940 by Maurice and Richard McDonald as a barbecue restaurant. In 1948, the production line began to run, and in 1953, the first franchise site opened. In 1955, a businessman named Ray Kroc joined McDonald`s team and later bought the chain. When McDonald’s first opened in 1940, they worked with hot dogs, not dog burgers. Today, the chain is located in 120 countries around the world with more than 36,899 locations. It is estimated that more than 375,000 company members and business partners.
More People Eat at McDonald’s Each Day than the Entire Population of the UK.
It is rumored that the original founders of McDonald’s sold the chain to Ray Kroc because of his aggressive business tactics.
McDonald’s Are the World’s Largest Toy Distributor.
There were more than 100 billion hamburgers sold at McDonald’s locations around the world by 1993.
The Queen of England Owns a McDonald’s.
More than 70% of sales at McDonald’s in the United States are through the drive-through windows.
McDonald’s Makes Over $75,000,000 Per Day.
The Caesar salad at McDonald’s contains more fat than the hamburger.
If You’re in the US, You’re Never More than 115 Miles From a McDonald’s.
Over 68 million people eat at a McDonald’s every single day.
Justin Timberlake Sang the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” Jingle in One of the First TV Spots.
Thanks to the Happy Meal, McDonald’s is considered the largest toy distributor in the world.
Bill Gates has a McDonald’s Gold Card.
More people around the world are able to recognize the golden arches that represent McDonald’s than they are able to recognize the cross.
There Are Names tor the Different Shapes of the Nuggets. The names are: bone, bell, ball, and boot.
Although McDonald’s is a large chain, Subway is the largest in the world.
The First Menu Item Ever was a Hot Dog.
An average employee at McDonald’s must work for seven months to make what a CEO does in only one hour.
McDonald’s restaurants feed 68 million people every day.
McDonald’s has Hamburger University, offering a bachelor’s degree in hamburgerology. More than 80,000 people have graduated.
It takes the average McDonald’s worker seven months to earn what a CEO makes in just an hour.
No matter where one is located in the United States, they are always within 115 miles of a McDonald’s.
The top ten busiest McDonald’s restaurants are all in Hong Kong.
After consuming a Big Mac, French fries, and a super-sized pop one would have to walk for seven hours to burn off the calories.
McDonald’s spends nearly about $1 billion per year on direct media advertising.
An individual in India would have to work for 6 hours in order to earn enough to buy a Big Mac.
In India, there are 179 McDonald restaurants—a country where people do not eat beef.
Of all the sesame seeds grown in Mexico, roughly 75% of them are found on hamburger buns at McDonald’s.
Paris is the only place where the McDonald’s arches are white instead of golden.
McDonald’s French fries account for roughly 7% of the potatoes grown in the United States.
There’s a McDonald’s with turquoise arches in Sedona, Arizona.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, has a McDonald’s gold card which entitles him to free food at the chain.
McDonald’s sells over 75 burgers every single second.
In some countries you can buy beer at McDonald’s, including the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Germany, and France.
McDonald’s buys approximately 54 million pounds of fresh apples a year.
Hot dogs are so popular in Japan that McDonald’s offers the McHotDog in that country.
McDonald’s goal is to open more than 2,000 restaurants in China by 2022.
The inventor of the Big Mac Burger lived to be 98. His name was Michael Delligatti.
The Kuala Lumpur Tower, the world’s largest building in Malaysia houses a McDonald’s restaurant.
The only capital city in the United States that does not have a McDonald’s is Montpelier, Vermont.
A McDonald’s strawberry milkshake comprise 50 chemicals that are used to emulate the flavor of strawberries.
Some countries that one might be surprised to know have McDonald’s include Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Qatar, Panama, Columbia, and Serbia.
The largest McDonald’s restaurant is located in Beijing, which is over 28,000 square feet.
In some countries the menu varies according to local food preferences. In Asia soup is served. Meat pies are sold in New Zealand.
The smallest McDonald’s restaurant with only 492 square feet is in Tokyo, Japan.
Some McDonald’s have playgrounds which are referred to as PlayPlace. The first was created in 1987.
McDonald’s first drive-thru opened in Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1975.