Put together by CompareCamp.com, it shows just how far reaching the company's influence is, both globally and here in the U.S. It turns out there's a lot I didn't know about Micky D's (beyond the contents of their Dollar Menu), and these 10 facts might surprise you too.
Move over, Santa! Our jolly friend up north may pack on some of his Christmas pounds by flying his sleigh through late night drive-throughs, but it turns out McDonald's is his biggest competitor. Every year, the chain hands out 1.5 billion toys.
The city of San Francisco tried to ban Happy Meals unless they met certain nutritional standards. But Mickey D's found a loophole — they just started charging 10 cents for Happy Meal toys, thus rendering the ban null.
In 1955, a curious Coke exec went to meet the owner of McDonand's at a restaurant in Illinois. The rest was history, and today McDonald's is Coke's only customer with its own division.
That title goes to Subway, which has almost 6,000 restaurants more than the Golden Arches. Nevertheless, McDonald's still needs to kill a million cows each year to keep up with the demand for their burgers, which clocks in at around 75 burgers per second.
The Champs-Elysees in Paris is the only place in the world where the arches are white, which allows them to blend in with the street lights. Très chic!
One survey cited in the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal found that more people recognize the iconic golden arches than they do the Christian cross.
They spent $988 million on advertising in the U.S. in 2013 — more than the presidential campaign spending of Obama and Romney combined.
If everyone in Philly (1.5 million people) worked at McDonald's, they'd still need to hire 300,000 additional staff.
It would take four months of work for an average McDonald's employee to make as much as a CEO does in just one hour.
Ironic, considering that some meals at McDonald's can easily exceed the average person's caloric needs for the entire day, and that some people blame the chain for contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic.
So, what do you think? After seeing the infographic, are you still "lovin' it"?http://comparecamp.com Author: Chris Sibbet Subscribe to our: FriendFeed
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