McDonald's restaurants serve almost 60 million customers a day — and that doesn't count customers in all of the corporation's other holdings. To put that in perspective, that's like serving approximately the entire population of Italy every day.
More facts about McDonald's:
- Not all McDonald's are built the same. Some restaurants in urban areas offer "walk throughs" instead of drive throughs, and there is a McDonald's in British Columbia, Canada, that has a solid 24-carat gold chandelier.
- Besides normal McDonald's, you can also find McCafe; a Starbuck's-style coffee version, McExpress, found in shopping malls; and McStop, targeted at truckers and located in truck stops.
- McDonald's increased shareholder dividends for 34 consecutive years after first paying a dividend in 1976.