25 Tasty Facts About McDonald’s

McDonald’s is an American fast-food chain which was founded in the year 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonalds in San Bernardino, California, United States. They started their business as a hamburger stand and turned later turned that brand into a franchisee with introducing the golden arches logo in the year 1953. Mc Donalds had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois but moved their global headquarters to Chicago in June 2018. The restaurant chain revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as from sales of company-operated restaurants.

  1. Ray Kroc’s opened as the first official McDonald’s restaurant franchisee in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. Then in just ten years of time, over 700 new restaurants were opened across the United States.
  2. McDonald’s is the biggest restaurant chain on the planet by revenue.
  3. The first McDonald’s drive-through was created in the year 1975 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, near Fort Huachuca, which was a military installation. The drive-thru was opened to serve military members who were not permitted to get out of their vehicles off-post while wearing fatigues.
  4. The restaurant serves over 69 million customers every day in over 118 countries across 38,695 outlets as of 2019.
  5. The first manager of the very first McDonald’s franchise was called as Ed MacLuckie.
  6. Around 75 burgers worldwide are sold every second, 4500 burgers every minute,270,000 every hour, 6.48 million every day, and 2.36 burgers every year are sold at Mcdonald’s outlets.
  7. The last McDonald’s burger in Iceland was sold in 2009, but it can still be watched decomposing on a webcam.
  8. More people in the world recognize the McDonald’s symbol than the Christian cross. According to a survey by Sponsorship research international, 88% of people can identify the McDonald arches, and only 54% could name the Christian cross.
  9. In the year 2019, Mcdonald’s made a net income of $6 billion and generated a revenue of $21.08 billion.
  10. In the year 2019, McDonald’s franchise restaurants generated a total of 90.76 billion U.S. dollars in sales which is higher than many economies on the planet.
  11. As of 2019, the fast-food chain employee 205 thousand employees worldwide.
  12. Dan Coudreaut is an American chef who was the executive chef and was the vice president of culinary innovation at McDonald’s from the year 2004 to 2018. He worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant when he was at the age of 14. He pursued his degree in business and management and fulfilled his aspirations to become a chef later.
  13. The United States has the most number of Mcdonald’s with over 13,486 locations. The second is China with 3,383 locations, and the third is Japan with 2,909 Mcdonald’s stores.
  14. McDonald’s is not just a fast-food company but is also a $30 billion worth real estate company too.
  15. A new Mcdonald’s franchise is opened every 14.5 hours.
  16. McDonald’s has a special place for children as it is the biggest distributor of toys in the world and is the largest private operator of playgrounds in the United States.
  17. The average sale per day at per restaurant is about $7000.
  18. The massive food chain makes $57,745,205 per day in revenue.
  19. The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has a Mcgold card that allows him to have free food from the food chain worldwide throughout his lifetime.
  20. The food chain uses more than 3.4 billion pounds of U.S.-grown potatoes every year. They’re the biggest buyer of potatoes in the entire planet.
  21. In the United States, there are more McDonalds than hospitals. The country has over 6,146 hospitals and 13,837 McDonald’s outlets.
  22. The best place you can get Coca-Cola is McDonald’s. This is due to the fact that the coke syrup is delivered in stainless steel tanks which helps to retain cokes flavor.
  23. There is only one of its kind, which is known as the floating McDonald’s. It is located in Vancouver, Canada, and was debuted in the year 1986. It was built as an attraction for expo 1986, which held in the city. The Floating Mcdonald’s is equivalent to $26 million in today’s money.
  24. Queen Elizabeth actually owns the land that the McDonald’s restaurant at the Banbury Gateway Shopping Park in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, sits on. Since the land is owned by the Crown Estate, this isn’t your average McDonald’s.
  25. McDonalds is banned in certain countries. Some of them are Iran, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Iceland, and Bolivia.

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