Before, during, and after the recession, McDonald’s has been an unstoppable global force.
It turns out most people like eating Big Macs — and those who don’t may still enjoy the countless unique items served by McDonald’s around the world.
In fact, the burger giant serves more than 75 burgers every second.
McDonald’s’ daily customer traffic (62 million) is more than the population of Great Britain
Source: Yahoo Finance
McDonald’s sells more than 75 hamburgers every second
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Source: McDonald’s Operations and Training Manual via Side Dish
McDonald’s feeds 68 million people per day, that’s about 1 percent of the world’s population
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Source: Societe General via Dominic Chu
McDonald’s’ $27 billion in revenue makes it the 90th-largest economy in the world
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The $8.7 billion in revenue from franchise stores alone, makes McDonald’s richer than Mongolia
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McDonald’s hires around 1 million workers in the US every year
This estimate from Fast Food Nation assumes a 700,000 domestic workforce with 150% turnover rate.
McDonald’s has 761,000 employees worldwide, that’s more than the population of Luxembourg
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Source: McDonald’s / Statistics Iceland
According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s
Source: McDonald’s own estimate in 1996 via Fast Food Nation
Sharon Stone worked at McDonald’s before she was famous. So did Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams and Pink
McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys, with one included in 20% of all sales
Source: QSR via Motley Fool
Back in 1968 McDonald airlifted hamburgers to homesick U.S. Olympic Athletes in France
McDonald’s’ iconic golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross
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A survey by Sponsorship Research International found that 88 percent could identify the arches and only 54 percent could name the Christian cross, according to Fast Food Nation.
The Queen of England owns a retail park in Slough, which has a drive-thru McDonald’s
Source: The Telegraph
The Egg McMuffin was modeled on eggs Benedict
Herb Peterson invented the Egg McMuffin as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald’s restaurants. From MSNBC:
“Peterson came up with idea for the signature McDonald’s breakfast item in 1972. He “was very partial to eggs Benedict,” Fraker said, and worked on creating something similar.
The egg sandwich consisted of an egg that had been formed in a Teflon circle with the yolk broken, topped with a slice of cheese and grilled Canadian bacon. It was served open-faced on a toasted and buttered English muffin.”
From 2011 to 2013, McDonald’s plans to open one restaurant every day in China
Source: Reuters via Paul Kedrosky
The only place in the lower 48 that is more than 100 miles from a McDonald’s is a barren plain in South Dakota
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Source: AggData via Side Dish
Americans alone consume one billion pounds of beef at McDonald’s in a year – five and a half million head of cattle
Source: John Hayes, McDonald’s senior director of U.S. food and packaging, via Side Dish
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