McDonald's Corporation
 
  • 1948, first McDonald's opened in Southern California
  • 1955, Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's Corporation, opened his first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • McDonald's is the largest global food-service retailer
  • 46 million customers served daily across the globe
  • 30,000 restaurants, 120 countries, 1.5 million employees
  • A new McDonald's opens somewhere in the world every 8 hours
  • Economist magazine's Big Mac Index uses the price of the Big Mac in different countries to assess distortions in the exchange rate of currencies
  • 1985, added to 30-company Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • Currently rank 124 on Fortune 500 & 340 on Fortune's Global 500
  • Largest McDonald's = Beijing (28,000 square feet)
  • Busiest McDonald's = Moscow (over 250 million visitors)