There’s a McDifference – EXTRA!
Courtesy of our McDonald’s-lovin’ burgiatrist-in-residence, here are some fun facts about everybody’s [TSB: Dave’s] favorite restaurant.
- McDonald’s sells more than 1/3 of all the French fries sold in restaurants in the U.S. each year.
- Nearly one in eight workers in the US has at some time been employed by McDonald’s.
- Sälen, 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.” Our own “Burgiatrist” is being considered for an honorary degree.
- McDonald’s’ three kosher restaurants in Israel are the only McDonald’s in the world where you cannot buy a cheeseburger.
- On average, there are 180 sesame seeds on a Big Mac bun.
- The northernmost McDonald’s restaurant is located on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland. The southernmost franchise is located in Invercargill, New Zealand.
- Antarctica is the only continent without a McDonald’s.
- The most popular international McDonald’s location is located in Pushkin Square Moscow. The store serves an amazing 40,000 people each day.
- McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys.
- The Queen of England owns a McDonald’s near Buckingham Palace as part of her vast real estate portfolio.
- Americans alone consume one billion pounds of beef at McDonald’s in a year. That’s five and a half million head of cattle.
- Every month, about 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant at least once.
- A personal note: I have eaten at McDonald’s almost 2,000 times (visiting restaurants in Mexico, Canada, Austria, China, and the US), consuming an estimated 500 pounds of McDelicious burgers. Oh…in Austria, they serve it with beer.