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Mind Blowing Facts About McDonald's

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020, 4:59 pm

1.Happy meal

McDonald's world famous happy meal made its first appearance in 1979. Typically, the happy meal includes an entree, a side dish, a beverage and a toy. For many kids the toy has become the biggest reason to be happy. In fact this is a big reason that McDonald's has become the world's biggest distributor of toys.

2.Mighty tasty

For most customers in the US the Mighty Wings are a very recent addition to McDonald's menu. But they first appeared in 1990 as an optional item, then disappeared in 2003, only to re-appear in such overseas markets as China, Spain and the Virgin Island of St. Croix. At long last, they are back in the USA.

3.Very fast food

Stop and think for a second: what can you do in a second? Blow you your nose? Scratch your belly? Sneeze? Well, McDonald's has you beat. They can serve seventy hamburgers in that amount of time. and they can top each one off with a slice of cheese and place it on a sesame seed bun. So there.

4.International McDonald's

The total number of McDonalds's employees worldwide equals 761,000. If that number doesn't sound especially high, keep in mind that it's higher than the total population of the nation of Luxembourg. Wouldn't it be kind of cool if all McDonald's employees united and declared war on Luxembourg? They'd totally win.

5.McDonald's former workers

Pictured here are two of McDonald's most famous former employees, actress Rachel McAdams and TV talk show host Jay Leno, probably discussing their early years of working the fry machine and sneaking the occasional McNugget. Among the other famous folks who've served under the golden arches are Shania Twain, Sharon Stone and Pink.


One of McDonald's most popular items, the Filet-O-Fish, began life in 1962 when Cincinnati store owners noted the popularity of a fish sandwich called Frisch's Big Boy on Lent. It offered a opportunity for Catholic consumers to go without meat on the holiday. It probably didn't hurt that it was delicious.

7.Feed the world

To say that a lot of people eat McDonald's food would be an understatement of enormous proportions. Actually, sixty-eight million people per day eat at McDonald's. That's approximately one percent of the world's population. So if it seems like those lines at McDonald's are long, relax. The other ninety-nine percent are eating somewhere else.


8.McDonald's down under

To celebrate Australia Day in the land down under, many Australian McDonald's temporarily changed the logo on their signs to Macca's. There's no word on whether these locations served vegemite sandwiches or offered a place to tie kangaroos down in the parking lot for the occasion.

9.The great wall of McDonald's

McDonald's hopes to open one restaurant per day in China every day from the years 2011 to 2013. That's a lot of burgers and fries, but keep in mind that there are a lot of Chinese. At last count there were roughly 1.4 billion people in the Republic of China. Let's see if the world has enough beef to keep up.


10.Golden arches

According to a recent survey, eighty-eight percent of the world's population could recognize the iconic logo of McDonald's golden arches. By comparison, only fifty-four percent could identify the cross of Christianity. Perhaps the Christian church can learn something from this. Cheeseburgers on Sundays might boost attendance.

11.Ronald's origins

The clown known as Ronald McDonald made his first appearance in 1963 and was played by a local radio personality named Willard Scott. Scott later found fame as the weatherman on NBC's today show. In later years, Ronald, as played by other actors, has ditched the box hat, but is still as friendly and inadvertently creepy as ever.


12.Expansion !

In 1955 a gentlemen named Ray Croc joined the tiny business as a franchise agent. He soon purchased the establishment from the McDonald's brothers and oversaw a few small changes in the way things were operated. Within a few decades, McDonald's went from a local restaurant to a worldwide food chain, serving billions.

13.McDonald's origin story

The now world famous company's modest beginnings took root in the year 1940 when the business started out as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald. Today you can still purchase barbecue flavored sauce there. And it's still called McDonald's. Almost everything else, however, has changed.

14.McDonald's everywhere !

If you are anywhere in the continental US, you are probably within a one hundred mile radius of a McDonald's. The only exception is a barren spot in the plains of South Dakota. But even there you could probably get a packet of McNuggets delivered to you. And maybe a shake too.

15.Lots of employees

One in every eight workers in the US has at one time or other claimed McDonald's as their workplace. That's a lot of workers. And it's a lot of former workers, people who've decided that they couldn't stand going home smelling like fries, even with the perks of free cheeseburgers,


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