Fact List Food

50 Amazing Facts About McDonald’s

21-25 McDonald’s Facts

Amazon Forest

21. McDonald’s is one of the leading contributors to deforestation in the Amazon and uses questionable tactics to do so. – Source

22. The reason why breakfast isn’t served all day at McDonald’s is mainly because the grill temperature required to cook beef patties is significantly different from the temperature at which eggs are cooked. – Source

23. One 32oz McDonald’s sweet tea had as much sugar as 2.5 snickers bars! – Source

24. McDonald’s cooked their Fries in 93% beef fat (Tallow) until 1990, when they switched to vegetable oil. – Source

25. McDonald’s was originally “McDonald’s Bar-B-Que” until they realized that its main profit came from hamburgers, then they closed the place for 2 months and changed the food they served to just hamburgers, french fries, shakes, soft drinks, and apple pie, and also made the idea of fast food. – Source


26-30 McDonald’s Facts

McLobster Sandwich

26. McDonald’s restaurants on Canada’s east coast have a seasonal ‘McLobster’ sandwich. – Source

27. McDonald’s didn’t register “McDonalds.com” and had to donate to a school to get the domain from the Wired magazine writer who registered it in 1994. – Source

28. McDonald’s Canada published the Big Mac sauce recipe and other secrets on their Youtube channel and even teaches you how to replicate their flagship burger. – Source

29. McDonald’s stopped using Heinz ketchup in their restaurants after the former head of Burger King took over as chief executive at Heinz. – Source

30. McDonald’s almost got rid of its golden arches in the 1960’s. The arches were only kept because a psychologist they hired said they had great Freudian importance in the subconscious mind of customers. They represented “mother McDonald’s breasts.” – Source


31-35 McDonald’s Facts

Sesame Seeds on McDonald's Hamburger bun

31. 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald’s hamburger buns. – Source

32. McDonald’s Grimace is supposed to be “the embodiment of a milkshake”. – Source

33. When the first McDonald’s opened in Britain in 1974, culture shock was experienced. A couple of early customer noted with dismay there was no butter on the bread roll, or cutlery to eat with. – Source

34. A McDonald’s BigMac has fewer calories than a Starbucks white hot chocolate. – Source

35. 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” campaign. – Source

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