Headquartered in the United States, McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries.
In 1937, Patrick McDonald opened "The Airdrome", a food stand,in Monrovia, California. Hamburgers were ten cents, and all-you-can-drink orange juice was five cents.
In 1940, his two sons, Maurice and Richard moved the entire building to San Bernardino, California and operated it as a barbecue restaurant.
Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955. He purchased the chain from the McDonald ...view middle of the document...
The original mascot of McDonald's was a man with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head whose name was "Speedee". Speedee was eventually replaced with Ronald McDonald a clown shaped man having puffed out costume legs.
McDonald's predominantly sells hamburgers, various types of chicken sandwiches and products, French fries, soft drinks, breakfast items, and desserts. In most markets, McDonald's offers salads and vegetarian items. In Germany, McDonald's sells beer.
Mc Donald's is in the list of the most valuable brands, number 4.
Brand value: $95.2 billion
What happened: McDonald's is accelerating growth in India. Its expanding in the U.S. by experimenting with baked goods and creating a cafe atmosphere to rival Starbucks.
Facts about McDonald's:
McDonald's' daily customer traffic (62Million) is greater than the population of Great Britain.
McDonald's sells more than 75 hamburgers every second.
Counting $32 billion in revenue from franchise stores, McDonald's claims the 68th biggest economy, bigger than Ecuador.
McDonald's hires around 1 million workers in the US every year.
One in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald's.
McDonald's' iconic golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross.
McDonald's delivers -- in 18 countries! (for example: in Malaysia the delivery works 24h)
For the next three years, McDonald's is going to open one restaurant every day in China.