A Wisconsin man has eaten over 30,000 Big Mac hamburgers over 46 years, averaging 2 per day. He has only missed eight days in those 46 years, including when his mother died as she requested he forgo the burger in her memory. He appeared on the The Ellen Degeneres Show to have his cholesterol checked—and it reported at a steady 140 mg/dL. In 2006, he ran the San Diego marathon and crossed the finish line holding his 21,387th Big Mac.
Mcdonald’s stopped using beef tallow in their French fries after a wealthy heart attack survivor spent $3 million dollars on full page newspaper ads calling out the chain for their unhealthy menu.
One in eight US workers have worked at McDonalds, among them are Jeff Bezos, Pink, and Jay Leno.
McDonalds once came up with bubblegum flavoured broccoli, in an attempt to get kids to eat healthier. It was never introduced as children found the flavour confusing.
McDonald’s once created bubblegum-flavored broccoli in an attempt to make kids eat more vegetables. The taste confused children and the product was pulled before it even reached the shelves.
McDonald’s is called Macca’s in Australia. The nickname became so popular, they’ve registered it and in 2013 they even changed the signage.
Disney quietly cut ties with McDonald’s in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity.
In 1995, McDonald’s asked Greenpeace activists to stop criticizing their company publicly and instead do it only in private with their friends. Activists said they’d agree if McDonald’s stopped advertising its products and instead only recommended their restaurants privately to friends.
There is a McDonald’s that is closed to the public and is just used for filming commercials.
The Filet o’ Fish was invented so Catholics could eat at McDonald’s on Fridays.