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Eight fun facts you may not know about McDonald's

In over half a century of history, the fast food restaurant McDonald's has sold billions of sandwiches, opened thousands of outlets around the world, and become one of the most famous and recognisable global brands on the planet.

Synonymous with capitalism and globalisation in all latitudes, McDonald's was born from the initiative of Ray Kroc, who in the 1950s realised the enormous potential of a restaurant in San Bernardino, California, run by the McDonald brothers.

There are many curiosities about this fast food restaurant. Did you know that only one restaurant in the world has the blue symbol? And that there is a ranking of the most beautiful in the world? After all, we know, McDonald's is much more than a hamburger seller.

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McDonald's: a series of curiosities and secrets
In over half a century of history, the fast food restaurant McDonald's has sold billions of sandwiches, opened thousands of outlets around the world, and become one of the most famous and recognisable global brands on the planet. Synonymous with capitalism and globalisation in all latitudes, McDonald's was born from the initiative of Ray Kroc, who in the 1950s realised the enormous potential of a restaurant in San Bernardino, California, run by the McDonald brothers. There are many curiosities about this fast food restaurant. Did you know that only one restaurant in the world has the blue symbol? And that there is a ranking of the most beautiful in the world? After all, we know, McDonald's is much more than a hamburger seller.
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Unique design and furnishings according to location
This is not your typical log cabin. The spacious and cosy McDonald's restaurant in Wisconsin has a warm and welcoming ambience and unique decorations, such as a bear carved out of wood and a mounted moose head. In many cases, McDonald's premises are not the usual prefabricated buildings, but absolutely unique and enjoyable architecture.
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A McDonald's in the shape of a spaceship....in Roswell
Located in the 'Alien Capital of the World', this flying saucer-shaped McDonald's lights up at night with holographic lights outlined on the outside of the building to complete the theme. Another beautiful example of how McDonald's is able to create fabulous places even today.
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McDonald's sells 75 sandwiches per second
That is an average of 4500 sandwiches per minute, 270,000 per hour, 6.5 million per day, 2.36 billion per year. There are more than 40,000 restaurants worldwide.
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The world's most beautiful McDonald's is in Portugal
Located in the former Cafe Imperial building in Porto, Portugal, this McDonald's is commonly described as the most beautiful McDonald's in the world because of its stained glass windows, crystal chandeliers, intricate carvings along the walls and ceilings, and arched entrance. It is also considered the most beautiful in the world according to a ranking compiled by 'Architectural Digest'.
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"The Founder": the film about the history of McDonald's.
In 2016, a film was produced on the story of the founding of McDonald's, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's.
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There are 10 countries in the world where McDonald's is banned
There is no single reason, but each of these countries has banned McDonald's for a specific reason. The countries are Bermuda, Iran, Macedonia, Iceland, North Korea, Bolivia, Jamaica, Montenegro, Barbados and Ghana
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68 million people eat at McDonald's every day
This statistic also includes those people who take milkshakes or one euro sandwiches, or maybe just fries or a soft drink.
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Only one McDonald's in the world has a turquoise sign.
Sedona is home to the only McDonald's with a turquoise logo. This Arizona location also has a Southwestern feel, with earthy tones of red and brown. Turquoise was chosen, simply, to harmonise with the beautiful red rocks and the surrounding Sedona desert.
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26/02/2024
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