17 McFacts About McDonald's That Will Leave You McSurprised

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17 McFacts About McDonald's That Will Leave You McSurprised

There is no doubt that McDonald's is the largest fast food restaurant that is growing in numbers with each passing day. McDonald's, which began as a hamburger stand in California in 1937, now serves 29 million U.S. customers per day — 69 million worldwide.

Here in this list, we have compiled some facts that are pretty interesting:

#1. McDonald’s opens a new restaurant in some corner of the world or the other in every 14.5 hours.


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#2. McDonald’s restaurants feed more than 68 million people around the globe per day. That is more than the entire population of UK and accounts for around 1% of the world’s total population.


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#3. It might be a fast food restaurant, but it sells more toys than Mattel and Hasbro annually. In fact, it is the largest seller of toys in the world with around 1.6 billion sales per year.


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#4. The iconic golden arches of the McDonald’s logo are recognized by more people in the world than the cross.


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#5. Even the Queen of England owns a McDonald near the Buckingham Palace.


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#6. Contrary to popular belief, McDonald’s is not the world’s largest restaurant chain. It's Subway.


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#7. Talk about the money and you’ll be floored. McDonald’s makes nearly $75 million every day!


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#8. In terms of reachability, McDonald’s is second to none. If you’re in the US, you’re never be away from an outlet by more than 115 miles.


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#9. For huge production, comes huge consumption. Around 80% of all the sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald’s hamburger buns and 7% of all the potatoes grown in the States are turned in french fries.


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#10. Apart from being a fast food restaurant, McDonald’s is also the home to many people. People who cannot afford to live in a house in Hong Kong and Japan take advantage of McDonald’s “doors are always open” policy and live in their restaurants. They are called McRefugees.

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#11. World’s richest man, Bill Gates, has a McDonald’s Gold Card for unlimited free fast food throughout his life. 


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#12. If you thought they served only cold drinks and coffee at their outlets, you’re hugely mistaken. In France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Netherlands McDonald’s serves beer too.


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#13. A McNugget once sold for $8,100. The particular McNugget sold on e-commerce site eBay as it resembled George Washington.


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#14. McDonald’s sells around 75 hamburgers per second!


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#15. McDonald's has 761,000 employees worldwide, that's more than the population of Luxembourg.


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#16. Sharon Stone worked at McDonald's before she was famous. So did Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams, and Pink.


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#17. Having said that, it is also one of the leading job providers in the US. According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald's.


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