25 Bizarre Facts About McDonald's. You Want Fries With That?

1/25. The Queen of England owns a McDonald's near Buckingham Palace.

2/25. McDonald's' golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross.

3/25. A McDonald's website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.

4/25. 1 in 8 American workers have been employed by McDonald's.

5/25. McDonald's first menu items were hotdogs, not hamburgers.

6/25. McDonalds' caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.

7/25. McDonald's opens a new restaurant every 14.5 hours.

8/25. McDonald's restaurants feed 68 million people every day. That's more than the entire population of the U.K.


9/25. McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys.

10/25. 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald's hamburger buns.

11/25. About 7% of all the potatoes grown in the U.S. are turned into McDonald's fries.

12/25. McDonald's is not the world's largest restaurant chain. Subway is.

13/25. McDonald's makes about US$75 million per day.

14/25. In 2005, a man named Ronald MacDonald actually robbed a Wendy's.

15/25. It takes the average McDonald's employee 7 months to earn what a CEO makes in an hour.


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16/25. McDonald's used to sell pizza in the 70s.

17/25. McDonald's' drive-thru staff won't serve people if they come on horseback.

18/25. Over 80,000 people graduated from McDonald's Hamburger University with a bachelor's degree in hamburgerology.

19/25. In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.

20/25. McDonald's Big Mac is used as an economic index to compare purchasing power between currencies and countries.

21/25. If you live in the U.S., you're never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald's.

22/25. You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.

23/25. To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work almost 6 hours.

24/25. There's a McDonald's with turquoise arches in Sedona, Arizona.

25/25. McDonald's was set to have fewer locations in 2016, for first time ever.

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