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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mc Donald's - Some fun facts


This is pretty old, but I still thought of mentioning it!

I don't know why all the facts and figures and stuff, when we all are very well aware what this stuff is doing to our bodies, and what it is doing to our countries.

Well, even though, many have had a taste of their food. No matter what the allegations or proofs, they have managed to stay alive.

McDonald’s Trivia:

• Their smallest restaurant is found on the Ginza in Tokyo and measures only 492 square feet.

• Ronald McDonald speaks more than 25 different languages.

• The sun never sets on the golden arches.

• Every four hours a new McDonald's opens some where.

• McDonald's is the world's biggest fast-food burger chain, with locations in 119 countries worldwide.

• The oldest building housing a McDonald's has a structure dating back to the thirteenth century and is located in Shrewsbury, England.

• They serve over 46 million people daily, having sold well over 100 billion hamburgers.

• Outside of the U.S. the largest McDonald's market is Japan, where there are more than 3,000 restaurants operating.

• In Japan Ronald McDonald is known as Donald McDonald, or Uncle McDonald.

• The only continent not having McDonald's (yet) is Antarctica.

• The busiest McDonalds serves 40,000 people daily and is located in Moscow.

• Ronald McDonald has a big "understanding" his shoes are a size 14 ½ or as he states "extra long by extra wide by extra red.".

• Part of the company's global approach is to offer unique menu items in each country. From the chicken Maharaja Mac in India (where religious beliefs prohibit eating beef, the "Big Mac" is changed into the "Maharaja Mac", a mutton/lamb burger) to shrimp burgers in Japan, to beer and bratwurst in Germany; Pork burgers and even Spaghetti. Just as cultural food tastes differ so does cultural McDonald's menus; enjoying a large variety such as salmon, beer, and rice.

• McDonald's sell more than 1/3 (33%) of all the French fries sold in restaurants in the U.S. each year.

• McDonald's once bought 54,000,000 pounds of fresh apples. Five years ago, that figure was a big, fat, zero -- the apples they bought for their apple pies were already cooked and canned. Apple purchasing rise dramatically when McDonald's started offering fresh apple slices as a healthy alternative to fried sides. This is attributed to the shift to more healthy menu options.

• Nearly one in eight workers in the US has at some time been employed by McDonald's. Do you know eight working people? Chances are, at one point in his or her career, one of those people worked at McDonald's. Statistics show that 1 in 8 people in the American workforce are currently or at one time have been employed by the fast food chain. 

• Sälen in Sweden opened the first SKI-THROUGH McDonald's in the world.

• More than 50,000 students from all over the world have graduated with "Bachelor of Hamburgerology" degrees from McDonald's "Hamburger University".

• McDonald's three kosher restaurants in Israel are the only McDonald's in the world where you cannot buy a cheeseburger.

• Sarah Michelle Gellar was sued by McDonald's at the age of four. She appeared in a Burger King advert where she said, “Do I look 20 per cent smaller to you? I must have at McDonald's because their hamburgers are 20 per cent smaller than Burger King’s.” It was the first time a company used another company’s name in an advert so McDonald’s sued Burger King, the advertising agency, and Sarah herself.

• Since its founding in 1955, McDonald's has sold well over 100 billion hamburgers.

• The northernmost McDonald's restaurant is located on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland, while the southernmost franchise is located in Invercargill, New Zealand. Also, the world's easternmost McDonald's is located in New Zealand, in the city of Gisborne; the westernmost restaurant is in Western Samoa, as they are the closest to either side of the International date line.

• In Hong Kong, China, the $1,3000 "Warm and Sweet Wedding Package" is a way for couples and their guest to celebrate their love of each other and Big Macs at the same time by getting married in a McDonald's restaurant. The wedding package includes a "cake" make of stacked apple pies and Happy Meal toy party favors for the guests.

Check out their products around the world: McDonald's products

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