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What is McDonald's?
A: McDonald's Corporation is an American fast food company.

When was it founded?
A: In 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.

Where was it located?
A: In San Bernardino, California, US.

They rechristened their business as a what?
A: A hamburger stand, and later turned the company into a franchise.

When was the Golden Arches logo introduced?
A: In 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a what?
A: A franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers.

Where did McDonald's have its original headquarters?
A: In Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved its global headquarters to Chicago in early 2018.

 

McDonald's is the world's largest restaurant chain by what?
A: Revenue.

McDonald's is best known for its what?
A: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and French fries.

 What other items do they feature?
A: Chicken products, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, wraps, and desserts.

In response to changing consumer tastes and a negative backlash because of the unhealthiness of their food, the company has added what to its menu?
A: Salads, fish, smoothies, and fruit.

The McDonald's Corporation revenues come from what?
A: The rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants.

According to two reports published in 2018, McDonald's is the world's second largest what?
A: Private employer with 1.7 million employees (behind Walmart with 2.3 million employees).

The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant is the third one built, opened in what year?
A:  1953.

 

Where is it located?
A: At 10207 Lakewood Blvd. at Florence Ave. in Downey, California

The brothers introduced the "Speedee Service System" in 1948, putting into expanded use the principles of what?
A: The modern fast-food restaurant that their predecessor White Castle had put into practice more than two decades earlier.

The original mascot of McDonald's was what?
A: A chef hat on top of a hamburger who was referred to as "Speedee".

In 1962, what replaced Speedee as the universal mascot?
A: The Golden Arches.

When was the symbol, Ronald McDonald, introduced?
A: In 1965.

The clown, Ronald McDonald, appeared in advertising to target whom?
A: Their audience of children.

On May 4, 1961, McDonald's first filed for a what?
A: A U.S. trademark on the name "McDonalds" with the description "Drive-In Restaurant Services", which continues to be renewed.

 

By September 13, McDonald's, under the guidance of Ray Kroc, filed for a trademark on what new logo?
A: An overlapping, double-arched "M" symbol.

But before the double arches, McDonald's used what?
A: A single arch for the architecture of their buildings.

Although the "Golden Arches" logo appeared in various forms, the present version was not used until when?
A: November 18, 1968, when the company was favored a U.S. trademark.

The present corporation credits its founding to whom?
A: Franchised businessman Ray Kroc in on April 15, 1955.

Kroc later purchased the McDonald brothers' equity in the company and began what?
A: The company's worldwide reach.

Kroc was recorded as being an aggressive business partner, doing what to the McDonald brothers?
A: Driving the McDonald brothers out of the industry.

Kroc and the McDonald brothers fought for what?
A: Control of the business, as documented in Kroc's autobiography.

 

With the expansion of McDonald's into many international markets, the company has become a symbol of what?
A: Globalization and the spread of the American way of life.

Its prominence has also made it a frequent topic of public debates about what?
A: Obesity, corporate ethics, and consumer responsibility.

By 1993, McDonald's had sold how many hamburgers?
A: More than 100 billion.

Why were the once widespread restaurant signs that boasted the number of sales left at "99 billion"?
A: Because there was space for only two digits.

McDonald's restaurants are found in how many countries and territories around the world?
A: 120.

How many customers do they serve each day?
A: 68 million.

McDonald's operates how many restaurants worldwide?
A: 37,855.

 

How many employees does it have?
A: More than 210,000 people as of the end of 2018.

There is currently a total of how many company-owned locations?
A: 2,770.

How many franchised locations?
A: 35,085.

The company owned a majority stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill until October 2006, when McDonald's did what?
A: Fully divested from Chipotle through a stock exchange.

On August 27, 2007, what did McDonald's sell?
A: Boston Market.

Notably, McDonald's has increased shareholder dividends for how many consecutive years?
A: 25, making it one of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.

In the United States, it is reported that drive-throughs account for what percentage of sales?
A: 70 percent.

 

McDonald's closed down how many restaurants in the United States in 2015?
A: 184, which was 59 more than what they planned to open.

This move was also the first time McDonald's had a net decrease in the number of locations in the United States since when?
A: 1970.

According to Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (2001), nearly one in eight workers in the U.S. have what?
A: At some time been employed by McDonald's.

Employees are encouraged by McDonald's Corp. to maintain their health by doing what?
A; By singing along to their favorite songs in order to relieve stress, attending church services in order to have a lower blood pressure, and taking two vacations annually in order to reduce risk for myocardial infarction.

Fast Food Nation also states that McDonald's is the largest private operator of what?
A: Playgrounds in the U.S., as well as the single largest purchaser of beef, pork, potatoes, and apples.

The selection of meats McDonald's uses varies to some extent based on what?
A: The culture of the host country.

On June 13, 2016, McDonald's confirmed plans to move its global headquarters to where?
A: Chicago's West Loop neighborhood in the Near West Side.