Monday, December 17, 2012

15 amazing facts about McDonald's

McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries.
Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganised their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles.
Let's take a look at 15 amazing facts about McDonald's.

McDonald's serves one per cent of the world's population every day.
McDonald's sells more than 75 hamburgers every second.
McDonald's' $24 billion in revenue makes it the 90th-largest economy in the world.
Counting $32 billion in revenue from franchise stores, McDonald's claims the 68th biggest economy, bigger than Ecuador.
McDonald's hires around one million workers in the US every year.
According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald's.
McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys, with one included in 20 per cent of all sales.
McDonald's' iconic golden arches are recognised by more people than the cross.
The Queen of England owns a McDonald's near Buckingham Palace as part of her vast real estate portfolio.
For the next three years, McDonald's is going to open one restaurant every day in China.
McDonald's delivers - in 18 countries.
In some countries, McDonald's delivers - 24 hours.
The only place that is more than 100 miles from a McDonald's is a barren plain in South Dakota.
Americans alone consume one billion pounds of beef at McDonald's in a year - five and a half million head of cattle.
McDonald's sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken.

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