McDonald’s by the Numbers: 8 Surprising Fun Facts to Know!

By: Segun Oduolowu | Alexandra Flahive Posted: 11:44 AM, Aug 1, 2018 Updated: 9:07 AM, Nov 4, 2019

Here are eight surprising things we bet you didn’t know about McDonald’s!  

1. Customers

McDonald’s feeds 68 million people every single day at its restaurants.

2. Revenue

Mickey D’s rakes in $75 million every year — maybe that’s because it only takes 189 seconds for the average drive-thru transaction.

3. The First Ski-Thru

Speaking of drive-thrus, 1996 is when skiers at a Swedish ski resort could first glide through a McSki. 

4. Big Mac’s World Record

One man ate 30,000 Big Macs in his lifetime, and is now the proud owner of a Guinness World Record. His name is Don Gorske, and he calls himself a life-long fan of the burger. He’s eaten two Big Macs a day for nearly 46 years. “Every 10,000 takes me 14 years,” he said in a recent interview, “so you look ahead and it’s like wow, will I still be around that many years in advance? And like I say, I hope to keep hitting them for a while yet.” 

5. McNugget Ingredients

If burgers aren’t your thing, then you’ll be interested to know there are more than 28 ingredients in the chicken McNuggets.  

6. Happy Meal Toys

The restaurant gives away 1.5 billion Happy Meal toys each year – many related to popular kids movies. McDonald’s outsells toy companies like Hasbro and Mattel, making them the largest toy distributor in the world. 

7. Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities raised $450 million dollars in 2013, which allowed them to help around nine million children. 

8. McDonald’s Hamburger University

More than 80,000 people have graduated from McDonald’s Hamburger University with an honorary Bachelor’s Degree in Hamburgerology, which only takes five days to earn.  

So, there you have it. An overall look at the out-of-this-world numbers McDonald’s has to show off. Now wonder they’re America’s favorite fast food chain!

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