McDonald’s tried to sue a man legally named Ronald McDonald for running his family restaurant by the same name in 1956. The real Ronald won.
WalMart and McDonalds are the 3rd and 4th largest employers in the world; only the armies of the United States and China employ more people.
McDonald’s paid Justin Timberlake an estimated $6 million dollars to sing ba-da-ba-ba-bah as part of their I’m loving it as campaign.
In Hong Kong and Japan, McDonald’s has “doors are always open” policy. People, who can’t afford a place to live, take advantage of this policy and “live” in McDonald’s. Because of this, they are called McRefugees.
McDonald’s gave out free razors during breakfast hours in the 1970’s.
McDonald’s own employee health benefits page warned employees to avoid burgers and fries out of health concerns.
From 1995 to 2000, the winner of the McDonald’s Monopoly grand prize was an insider tasked with producing the game pieces.
The last McDonalds hamburger sold in Iceland (from 2008) is rotting in a museum. And you can watch the livefeed.
When McDonald’s set up its first restaurant in Soviet Russia, it had to teach workers how to smile and pretend to be cheerful. The Russian language has a unique proverb that is absent from other languages, “A smile without a reason is a sign of idiocy.”
The founder of Japan‘s McDonald’s stated, “Japanese people are so short and have yellow skins because they have eaten nothing but fish and rice for two thousand years. If we eat McDonald’s hamburgers for a thousand years we will become taller, our skin become white, and our hair blonde.”