Top 10 things you didn’t know about the fast food chain McDonald’s.
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The golden arches of the McDonalds logo make the most recognizable symbol in the world. Everyone knows what McDonalds is, and there are thousands of restaurants around the world despite criticism that the chain is contributing to unhealthy habits and obesity, especially in the United States. The restaurant chain was started in 1940 as a barbeque joint by Maurice and Richard McDonald. In 1948, the McDonald brothers reorganized their business and reopened as a hamburger stand. McDonalds was one of the first restaurants to use production line practices, making their service faster than any of the other competition.
In 1955, Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent and eventually bought the chain from the McDonald brothers. Kroc is best known for making McDonalds as famous as it is today worldwide. When it comes to McDonalds, they have faced much criticism over contributing to health problems as well as not paying their employees a fair wage. McDonalds is definitely a place where young workers start out, but it also has provided work for those who are struggling to find a job.
There is also no doubt that the company has cut some corners to save some money, And those business practices have affected how the company is viewed. Some of these cut corners affect the quality of the food that is served, how employees are treated, and the overall environment of a restaurant. Many customers are shocked when they find out the more shady business practices of McDonalds and find it hard to continue to support them. McDonalds is currently second in the world’s largest private company employers, with 1.9 million employees, making them second behind Walmart, another controversial company.
Of course, no two McDonalds are exactly alike. The fast food chain’s menu changing depending on what area of the world you’re in. McDonalds has been able to adapt and customize their food, making it available and affordable for virtually anyone around the world. Many tourists, especially Americans, are shocked when they can’t get their favorite menu item and have to replace it with a dish more culturally relevant to where they are located at the time.
This video contains some of the most shocking facts about the fast food restaurant. Many of these facts aren’t secret thanks to the media and people working undercover for various positions of the company. Some of these facts are publicly available thanks to public records. When it comes to a famous chain restaurant, there are bound to skeletons in the closet that have contributed to the multi-million dollar success that has become worldwide.
But some of these shocking facts aren’t necessarily negative either. As you go through this list, consider the careful balance of both good and bad facts, and whether or not the choices made by those living and dead were justified. After going through this video, you can make a decision as to whether you can still purchase your food from the company, or if you need to move on to another fast food chain.
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