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  • You may be surprised but McDonald's is no longer the world's biggest restaurant chain,

  • Subway is, with 7,000 more locations worldwide than McDonald's.

  • McDonald's have 31,000 restaurants internationally.

  • McDonald's has more customer's daily than the entire population of Great Britain, they

  • serve over 68 million people every day, that's about 1% of the world's population.

  • McDonald's serves 75 hamburgers every second and was one of the few businesses that grew

  • throughout the recession.

  • McDonald's $27.5 billion yearly revenue makes it the 90th-largest economy in the world.

  • McDonald's has 761,000 employees worldwide, more than the entire population of Luxembourg.

  • It is estimated that 1 in every 8 American workers has been employed by McDonald's.

  • In fact many celebrities worked at McDonald's before they became famous, including Rachel

  • McAdams, Sharon Stone, Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Pink and James Franco.

  • McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys, with one included in 20% of all sales.

  • Between 2011 and 2013 McDonald's plans to open one restaurant every day in China.

  • In the continental US you are never more than 107 miles away from a McDonald's.

  • The farthest spot away from a McDonalds in the US lies in the grasslands of South Dakota,

  • between two tiny hamlets, called Meadow and Glad Valley.

  • At this spot you are 107 miles or at least a 2 hour car journey away from a McDonald's.

  • Americans alone consume an artery-busting, one billion pounds of beef at McDonald's every year.

  • That's 5.5 million cattle.

  • The ominous McDonald's golden arches are recognised by more people internationally than the cross.

  • A survey found that 88% of people could identify the arches, but only 54% recognised the Christian cross.

  • There are 10 countries where you won't find a single McDonald's.

  • These are: North Korea

  • The Seychelles, Syria

  • The Vatican City, Cambodia

  • Zimbabwe, Vietnam

  • Nepal, Kazakhstan, which is the largest country in

  • the world to be McDonald's free. and finally Barbados.

  • McDonald's sells unique items in every country.

  • Did you know in Portugal you can order soup at Mcdonald's and in India where the majority

  • of the population doesn't eat beef.

  • McDonald's serve meals such as the Chicken Maharaja Mac and the Potato-Patty McAloo Tikki Burger.

  • In Hong Kong you can order a Red Bean Pie for dessert.

  • In France they sell a burger on a stone oven-baked ciabatta roll.

  • Pulp Fiction fans will be happy to hear that, yes you can buy a beer in McDonald's in France,

  • the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

  • And all across Europe you can order a Royal with Cheese.

  • McDonald's is the single largest owner of real estate in the world.

  • They actually make the majority of their revenue from the rent payed to them from their franchise owners.

  • McDonald's paid rappers to mention Big Macs in their songs to appeal more to young people.

  • Hip Hop artists were paid about $5 every time one of their songs with Big Mac in the lyrics played in the US.

  • But where in the world will you pay the most for a Big Mac?

  • Norway.

  • In Norway you'll pay the equivalent of $23 US Dollars for a single McDonald's meal of

  • a Big Mac, soda and fries.

  • In Hong Kong McDonald's has wedding packages on its menu.

  • Yes you can actually get married at McDonald's.

  • Hamburgers and chicken nuggets aren't that profitable, one of the most profitable items

  • on McDonald's menu is soft drinks.

  • McDonald's is the world's biggest retailer of Coca-Cola.

  • But the Coke sold at McDonald's isn't your traditional soda.

  • Most fast food chains buy Coca-Cola syrup for about 53 pence per litre.

  • They add the syrup to carbonated water.

  • A medium Coke that sells for 75 pence only contains 5 pence worth of syrup.

  • Buying a large coke for 85 pence costs the retailer another 2 pence worth of syrup.

  • And last but not least, McDonald's apple pies are the hottest substance known to man.

You may be surprised but McDonald's is no longer the world's biggest restaurant chain,

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