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13 amazing facts that reveal McDonald's growth

October 02, 2013 14:42 IST
A McDonald's restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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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13 amazing facts that reveal McDonald's growth

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McDonald's 'Ronald McDonald' character chats with a counter staff in Tokyo, Japan.

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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McDonald's restaurant in Moses Lake, Washington.

McDonald's opened 1,400 restaurants across the globe in 2012 alone.

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Computer terminals called kiosks line the counter at a McDonald's restaurant in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado.

The restaurant chain serves about 13 billion servings of fries each year.

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People pass a McDonald's restaurant on 42nd Street in Times Square in New York City.

It employs 1.8 million people at its 34,000 restaurants around the world.

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A McDonald's restaurant in Chicago.

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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McDonald's corporate headquarters in Oakbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

The restaurant chain serves about 63 million customers everyday across its 34,000 global locations.

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A customer buys food from McDonald's drive-thru in Shanghai, China.

The largest chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants in the world sells about 75 hamburgers every second.

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People walk in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Bucharest, Romania.

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

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A customer walks out of a McDonald's restaurant in New York City.

The company, which began operations in 1940, says one in every eight American worker has worked at McDonald's.

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13 amazing facts that reveal McDonald's growth

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A McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.

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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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.

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

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McDonald's restaurant in Norwalk, California.

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

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A McDonald's restaurant in Chicago.

More people recognise McDonald's golden arches than the cross itself.