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.
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.