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13 amazing facts that reveal McDonald's growth

October 02, 2013 14:42 IST

Image: A McDonald's restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Photographs: Jeff Zelevansky/Reuters

McDonald's caters to about 68 million customers everyday in 119 countries. The company, which was launched in 1940, reported annual revenues of $27.5 billion and profits of $5.5 billion in 2012.

Let's have a look at some amazing facts that reveal its reach and strength.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: McDonald's 'Ronald McDonald' character chats with a counter staff in Tokyo, Japan.
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McDonald's has more restaurants, 34,000 around the world, than Burger King (12,700), Wendy's (6,650), Taco Bell (6,400), and Arby's (3,400) put together.

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Image: McDonald's restaurant in Moses Lake, Washington.
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McDonald's opened 1,400 restaurants across the globe in 2012 alone.

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Image: Computer terminals called kiosks line the counter at a McDonald's restaurant in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado.
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The restaurant chain serves about 13 billion servings of fries each year.

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Image: People pass a McDonald's restaurant on 42nd Street in Times Square in New York City.
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It employs 1.8 million people at its 34,000 restaurants around the world.

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Image: A McDonald's restaurant in Chicago.
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McDonald's spent $788 million on advertising in 2012, which works out to be about 2 per cent of the $488 billion worldwide advertising market.

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Image: McDonald's corporate headquarters in Oakbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
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The restaurant chain serves about 63 million customers everyday across its 34,000 global locations.

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Image: A customer buys food from McDonald's drive-thru in Shanghai, China.
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The largest chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants in the world sells about 75 hamburgers every second.

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Image: People walk in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

McDonald's, which employs 1,800,000 people worldwide, hires about one million workers in the United States every year.

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Image: A customer walks out of a McDonald's restaurant in New York City.
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The company, which began operations in 1940, says one in every eight American worker has worked at McDonald's.

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Image: A McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
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McDonald's, which reported net income of $5.46 billion in 2012, employs more workers than any other private company in the United Kingdom.

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Image: Two McDonald's Happy Meal with toy watches fashioned after the characters Donkey and Puss in Boots from the movie 'Shrek Forever After' are pictured in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

It's the largest distributor of toys in the world, with one included in 20 per cent of all sales.

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Image: McDonald's restaurant in Norwalk, California.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

One billion pounds of beef is consumed at McDonald's restaurants in the United States alone.

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Image: A McDonald's restaurant in Chicago.
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More people recognise McDonald's golden arches than the cross itself.

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