Top Ten Interesting Facts About McDonald’s

I'm not a big fan of McDonald’s or fast food in general, but I just find some of these facts about them to be mindblowing.

This is not an endorsement of McDonald’s. If you like them, good for you, if you don't, even better.

  • 1. More than 75 million daily customers

    More than 75 million people eat at McDonald’s every day, nearly 1% of the world’s population.

  • 2. More than 750,000+ employees worldwide

    MacDonald's employs more than 750,000 people worldwide, almost twice the population of Iceland.

  • 3. Sells around 70 burgers every second

    McDonald’s sells more than 70 hamburgers every second.

  • 4. McDonald’s is not a fast food company

    Only 7% of McDonald’s outlets are directly operarted by the the company, the rest are all fracnshises. McDonald’s is not a fast food company, they are actually in the real estate business. The majority of their income, around 65%, comes just from renting out outlets around the world.

  • 5. More than 38,000 outlets globally

    McDonald’s has more than 38,000 outlets around the globe.

  • 6. Started out selling hotdogs

    McDonald's started out by selling hotdogs not burgers.

  • 7. McDonald’s uses 6% of US potatoes

    Around 6% of US grown potatoes end up as McDonald's french fries.

  • 8. Hamburger University

    McDonald’s has a Hamburger University, a 12,000 meter square meter training facility in Chicago.

  • 9. Around 1 million employed yearly

    McDonald's hires around 1 million workers in the US every year.

  • 10. You probably know someone who worked there

    According to company estimates, one in every ten Americans has been employed by McDonald's at some point in their life.