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McDonalds facts

1 IN 8 American workers has been employed by McDonald’s.

McDonald’s first menu items were hot dogs, not hamburgers.

McDonalds’ Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.

McDonald’s opens a new restaurant every 14.5 hours.

McDonald’s restaurants feed 68 million people every day. That’s more than the entire population of the U.K.

McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys.

McDonald’s’ golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross.

The Queen of England owns a McDonald’s near Buckingham Palace.

McDonald’s is not the world’s largest restaurant chain. Subway is.

McDonald’s makes about US$75 million per day.

In 2005, a man named Ronald MacDonald actually robbed a Wendy’s.

It takes the average McDonald’s employee 7 months to earn what a CEO makes in an hour.

McDonald’s used to sell pizza in the 70s.

McDonald’s drive-thru staff won’t serve people if they come on horseback.

Over 80,000 people graduated from McDonald’s Hamburger University with a bachelor’s degree in hamburgerology.

There’s a McDonald’s with turquoise arches in Sedona, Arizona.

A McDonald’s website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.

In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear “r” sound in Japanese.

McDonald’s Big Mac is used as an economic index to compare purchasing power between currencies and countries.

If you live in the U.S., you’re never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald’s.

You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.

To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work three and a half hours.

75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald’s hamburger buns.

About 7% of all the potatoes grown in the U.S. are turned into McDonald’s fries.

McDonald’s is set to have fewer locations in 2016, for first time ever.

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