The first McDonald’s drive-through was created in 1975 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, near Fort Huachuca, a military installation, to serve military members who were not permitted to get out of their cars off-post while wearing fatigues.
Since 2007, all of McDonald’s delivery trucks in the UK have been fueled by used cooking oil from their restaurants.
There is a McDonald’s in LA that serves no food. It is strictly for filming when the set needs to be McDonald’s.
4 out of 5 millennials have never eaten a Big Mac before, showing how McDonald’s is struggling to compete with new, fast-casual burger joints.
In 1984, Burger King ran an ad campaign with a character called “Mister Rodney” touting its superior cooking over McDonald’s. The campaign was stopped after Mister Rogers himself called Burger King’s vice president, who had the commercial taken off the air.
In the 1980s there was a persistent rumour in the UK that McDonald’s was funding the Irish Republican Army. This was ultimately traced back to a U.S. talkshow where the company was praised for its generosity in funding Individual Retirement Accounts.
McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A and Subway make over 6 figures from a single calorie. McDonald’s makes the most at $231,000 earned per calorie sold. In second and third place are Chick-fil-A and Subway.
The first manager of the first McDonald’s franchise was called Ed MacLuckie.
Any U.S citizen travelling in Austria who find themselves in distress can enter any McDonald’s in the country and the staff will assist them in making contact with the U.S. Embassy for consular services.
Before McDonald’s switched from cooking its fries in beef tallow to vegetable oil, the fries had more saturated beef fat than their hamburgers.
Coca-Cola syrup is delivered to McDonald’s in stainless steel tanks that ensure its freshness, creating what many believe is the best Coca-Cola available. All other restaurants receive the syrup in plastic bags.
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.