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10 Facts Aboout Mcdonald’s Fast Food Restaurant You Should Know

Is McDonald’s as innocent as it claims to be? These 10 facts may make you think twice about eating out.

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Many of you have heard controversy about McDonald’sfast food (what they’re doing to obesity, they’re taking over the world, etc. etc.) Though most of these facts do not pertain to McDonalds/obesity, these ten facts can be pretty interesting.

1.  McDonalds calls people who eat their food more than once a week “Heavy Users.” And to be honest, it’s often true!

2. The first Ronald McDonald was fired for being too fat.

3. McDonalds has restaurants in over 100 countries.

4. 40% of all of American family meals are eaten outside the home.

5. 1 in every 4 Americans eat at a McDonalds on a daily basis.

6. Almost all nutritionists don’t approve of eating McDonalds more than once a month.

7. You know all those toys Toys R Us sells? McDonalds sells more toys than Toys R Us each year.

8. With all the tests scientists did, they came to the conclusion that many children can recognize McDonalds before they can even speak.

9. Despite what the advertisements say, only 7 foods on the menu completely lack sugar. Even the salads and apples have sugar.

10. To me, this is the most shocking: We as Americans eat over 1,000,000 animals an hour. This includes cows, pig, sheep, turkey, chicken, all animals.

I don’t mean to pick on McDonalds, many of these facts are probably true for other fast food restaurants, but McDonalds is the most widely known fast food restaraunt (as proven by fact 3.) So next time you eat at a fast food restaurant, try to remember these facts.

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  1. This did not help me.

  2. it would be better to read more sientific and reliable facts..

  3. your dumb. thanks
    but so “1 in every 4 Americans on average eat at a McDonalds.”?
    yeah they eat a McDonalds
    a!
    ha your dumb

  4. to “julie,”
    I never said they were scientific facts. they are true facts, and i honestly doubt you know so much about fast food.

    to “hello,”
    keywords: on average. this means they eat there on a regular basis, meaning about every day. yeah, thats pretty shocking to me.
    Also, it really doesnt make sense to say “thanks” after “your dumb.” its pretty stupid, actually.
    I think it should be a law for stupid people to go around telling other people they are stupid.

  5. Powned by Alisonpeters!

  6. Not that good

  7. All apples contain natural sugars, McDonald’s doesn’t put it in.

  8. this didnt help me at all

  9. only some facts helped me, but thx for writing down the facts anyway!

  10. soo f*****g gross !

  11. i love mc d but im getting fat fast

  12. whippy!! facts or bombing facts!!

  13. so this is where mrs hall got this info for a paper she gave my class

    p.s. i want to say hi to all who go to Etta Dale and who went there ps i say smiles to you

  14. Yeah, not helpful. The fact that kids recognize McD before they can speak well is a problem of the parents, not the industry. And how, exactly, does our national meat consumption lie at the feet of McD? Why was that last fact even included in a list of facts about McD?

  15. It is good to know this.

  16. This article should be called ‘9 facts about McDonalds’ as fact 4 is not about McDonalds.

  17. hahahaha are you kidding me???

    ‘even the apples have sugar!’

    what the heck do you think are in apples? Have you ever had a sugarless apple? All apples are sugar and water, FACT.

    People have no idea what they’re talking about these days.

  18. The apples themselves do not have sugar, the carmel & added stuff makes it unhealthy.

  19. Some people are so ignorant.
    I think these are helpful, and shocking. I hate McDonalds and will never eat there.
    I’m using this for a school essay, Fast Food is going in my Room 101, and I’m focusing on McDonalds. You know, the Goliath of all Fast Food restaurants and all.

    Why is everyone sticking up for McD? It’s DISGUSTING.

    Haha, ‘hello’? You can’t say this person is stupid for a number of reasons:
    -Have you proof that the facts are false?
    -It says ‘at a McDonalds’, not ‘a McDonalds’. Learn to read before you accuse people of being stupid.
    -Get your grammar right. That shouldn’t have been ‘your’ it should have been ‘you’re’.

    I repeat, some people are so ignorant. ‘Hello’ needs to get their head out of their a*** and read a book instead of telling people they’ve never met that they’re stupid because of 10 bl**dy facts.

    Love from,
    A 14 year old girl.
    Who has better grammar than you.

  20. Americans are better informed individuals and they make informed decisions. Would they trust so called facts and figures posted on the internet? They wouldn’t, I think. There are agencies in the US that look into food related matters and I believe the agencies are full of people of the right qualifications and with the relevant experiences like nutritionists, food scientists, medical doctors etc.

  21. @azmi ibrahim

    americans are stupid.

  22. I work at McDonalds & yes we have regulars but we don’t call them heavy users and I eat McDonalds EVERY day and I’ve actually lost weight…if your a fatass then thats your own problem…not McDonalds fault…you make your own choices and almost all foods, even salads, contain sugar anyway. This is just plain stupid. Nutrition facts are posted on tray liners and even the boxes the food comes in. Of course kids are going to recognize McDonalds…our staff is trained to be especially nice to children…not to suck them in but because we are a family restaurant. Most of us either have children of our own or love kids. It’s is a multi-billion dollar corporation but thats because it was one of the 1st fastfood places to pump out delicious food with great quality, so yes, McDonalds is everywhere now…ut it’s because of the demand for them. No other restaurants had a dollar menu until McDonalds. McDonalds makes food affordable to all people, rich or poor. McDonalds is not bad…it’s actually very good for the economy and people in need of work. I love my job & everyone else who works with me loves their job. McDonalds isn’t just some fast food restaurant that doesn’t care about it’s customer. McDonalds is a place where the needs of customers truly comes first.

  23. I work at McDonalds & yes we have regulars but we don’t call them heavy users and I eat McDonalds EVERY day and I’ve actually lost weight…if your a fatass then thats your own problem…not McDonalds fault…you make your own choices and almost all foods, even salads, contain sugar anyway. This is just plain stupid. Nutrition facts are posted on tray liners and even the boxes the food comes in. Of course kids are going to recognize McDonalds…our staff is trained to be especially nice to children…not to suck them in but because we are a family restaurant. Most of us either have children of our own or love kids. It’s is a multi-billion dollar corporation but thats because it was one of the 1st fastfood places to pump out delicious food with great quality, so yes, McDonalds is everywhere now…ut it’s because of the demand for them. No other restaurants had a dollar menu until McDonalds. McDonalds makes food affordable to all people, rich or poor. McDonalds is not bad…it’s actually very good for the economy and people in need of work. I love my job & everyone else who works with me loves their job. McDonalds isn’t just some fast food restaurant that doesn’t care about it’s customer. McDonalds is a place where the needs of customers truly comes first.

  24. There is not a restaurant anywhere in the world that serves totally healthy food if the consumer is determined to make the wrong choices. To blame McDonalds for the poor choices of its customers is absurd. They serve foods across the board that can be just as healthy as any fast food restaurant in the country. We have become a nation of food snobs. That can only come from a place where the abundance of food is so rich that we can now become very picky. There are places where people would be extremely grateful to have a meal as nutritious as a meal from any fast food place you can name. Individuals make their own choices. It is not up to the food police to tell everyone else what is acceptable for others to eat. Tend to yourself and let other make their own decisions.

  25. All of you guys are fat I bet…

  26. this is silly, first off if you are in hs and using this on a paper you will probably fail seeing how these facts have no cites, and you cant quote just any random person. people are idiots, yes this info is interesting but it has no fact to it. how can you say facts when you have no proof to back up your facts, thats what citing is for. this seems like a 10 year old wrote it.

  27. Pleas read Fast Food nation and look for Micheal Pollan searches about fast food…

  28. FAIL CAKE LOL

  29. All apples have sugar… I’m sure McDonalds doesnt inject there apples with more sugar!!

  30. Useless FDA allowing McDs to sell chemical food, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress, except Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

  31. A loyal McDonald’s fan for over 40 years, I quit because they support Israel in the haulocost they are visiting on Palestine. It was on my mind to quit when I found they were using imported beef, but the Israel connection finished them as far as I am concerned.

  32. McDonald’s is responsible for probably 1/3 of the diabetics. Don’t buy any fast food.

  33. I am sixty one now. The last time I ate McDonalds was at twenty eight. All my boys were very young then. I started noticing every time I ate at McDonalds I would be hugging the toilet afterwards. I stopped and so did my kids. Out went the other fast food joints. I stopped eating at all restaurants at 30. The food at these places are killers. Do some research and see what you find.

  34. Great article!! Thanks for letting me know how others are poisoning their lives as I sit home & cook 100% of my meals.

  35. Population control is alive and well. If we all ate healthy foods and all had health care, the population would explode. Lots of people work in the health care and insurance industries. What would happen to jobs in these fields if less people needed them? So much of the stock market is tied into this as well. The way things have been built, it doesn’t make sense to change things…from a greedy perspective. So, there are those who will always eat fast food, never exercise, drink soda all day long, and sit around watching TV, believing the news, and eating Doritos every evening. Be fortunate that living like this is not mandatory! We all have our choices and what we put into our bodies is one of them. Amazing that a McDonalds burger will not show signs of decay after 6 months of air exposure because of all the chemicals in it, yet people run to it like it’s the greatest Orange or best tasting watermelon ever grown. To each is own!

  36. Re: item #10

    Even at “1,000,000 animals per hour”, with 300,000,000 people in the US, that claimed figure means EACH person eats 8 ANIMALS PER DAY? What utter bull.

    What does item #10 have to do with being a “McDonald’s Fact”? It’s nothing but a statement made to bias the reader with a seemingly outrageously high “statistic”.

  37. I don’t know what happened to the “.0″ in my post, but that should have read .08 animals per say…or rounding UP, ABOUT 1/10 of an animal per day.

    Let’s assume the “animal” includes eggs, sardines, and other very small animals too.

    Even a “quarter pounder” is equivalent in weight to only 1/20 of a 5 pound chicken (aka animal).

    Whoops, but then you ate 2 ENTIRE animals for breakfast with those 2 scrambled eggs! Or, maybe you only ate 1 ENTIRE animal with that “Egg McMuffin”…but you’re still a horrible gluttonous person, aren’t you?

  38. I SUCK! SHOULDN’T YOU? P.F.L.A.G. ROCKS!! I luvs me sum Kweerz!!!

  39. McD’s is fantastic value for money and gives the opportunity to eat out to millions of poor American families, and slaves in other nations too.

  40. mmm. I know what’s for lunch now.

  41. ExSophus:

    “Let’s assume the “animal” includes eggs, sardines, and other very small animals too.

    Unfertilized chicken eggs aren’t animals any more than a bloody tampon is a fetus.

    We’re built to eat animals, although we have the option of not eating them.

    You know who eats a LOT of animals? Africans! Always chowing down on crickets and grasshoppers.

  42. This article is insulting to the intelligence of readers. This is not helpful to anyone. You could ask, how do typical McD meals rate against nutritional guidelines? Most journalism is intellectually lazy, but this is about the worst I’ve seen.

  43. Some Additional reasons to stop stuffing McDonalds down our throats.

    1) McDonald’s is a supporter of the genocide of Palestinians (just like Starbucks)

    2) McDonald’s was one of the largest depleters of the Amazon Rain forest.

    3) McDonald’s uses Genetically Modified ingredients.

    Seriously; what more reasons are needed?

  44. The single most important fact about McDonald’s is: Their food tastes like $#!+.

  45. AMERICAN SLAVES

    PAY YOUR TAXES

    SUBMIT TO TSA CAVITY SEARCHES

    YOUR CHILDREN ARE BELONG TO ZIONIST BRAINWASHING EDUMACATION SYSTEMS

    HEIL DEAR PREZIDENTE

    CONFORM OR GO TO FEMA CAMP

    DO NOT DISOBEY IT’S UNPAYTRIOTIC

  46. lool,
    all u americans are sooooo fatty.

  47. LOL U GUISE R SO F4T

  48. Readers, beware of the author’s alleged statistics. She cites no sources and could well be a load of…

    …big macs

  49. Crappy article, very disappointing!

  50. I think that is some bs… McDonalds is good stop telling sh**y lies

  51. It wasn’t really 10 facts about maccie ds it was more general facts.

  52. im not going to mc donalds any more.

  53. they missed spelled about at the top of the screen

  54. wow, this is retarded… didn’t even help whatsoever.

  55. There are about 310 million people living in the USA. 1000000 animals an hour equates to 24000000 animals eaten per day. This means that according to your stat each American eats 12.9 animals per day.

    Most of these ‘facts’ are either irrelevant or wrong.

    Fail.

    (I don’t eat md food. I also don’t buy into rubbish like this)

  56. I can’t believe number 8.

  57. This was some what helpful, I am in middle school doing a essay on McDonalds Fast Food. Thank you for the information(:

  58. Im not American & <3 McDonalds!!!

    Eat it twice a week and i aint fat!

  59. This is a revelation for me. Good work!

  60. you are fat

  61. Nice post,although reading the comments was more fun (made me laugh a lot!)

  62. Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald…wasn’t fired for being fat.

  63. Fact #9 doesn’t say much. Apples and salad naturally have sugars in them. The reason for this country’s obesity problem is not Mcdonalds or even other fast food companies, it is due to the ignorance of people. We as a people only look at one side and forget to explore the other. McDonalds has the same food suppliers that sell to grocery stores which I bet most of us have bought for our families and prepare on a daily basis. Many people who are “against” McDonalds are eating meals at home that are equal in terms of nutrition. And don’t be fooled by sit down restaurants, they may appear to be more nutritional but if you look at the calorie, fat, sodium, sugar content then you will find you are better off at eating McDonalds. The key is to know all the facts not some.

  64. To grace the person who wrote:

    “Some people are so ignorant.
    I think these are helpful, and shocking. I hate McDonalds and will never eat there.
    I’m using this for a school essay, Fast Food is going in my Room 101, and I’m focusing on McDonalds. You know, the Goliath of all Fast Food restaurants and all.

    Why is everyone sticking up for McD? It’s DISGUSTING.

    Haha, ’hello’? You can’t say this person is stupid for a number of reasons:
    -Have you proof that the facts are false?
    -It says ’at a McDonalds’, not ’a McDonalds’. Learn to read before you accuse people of being stupid.
    -Get your grammar right. That shouldn’t have been ’your’ it should have been ’you’re’.

    I repeat, some people are so ignorant. ’Hello’ needs to get their head out of their a*** and read a book instead of telling people they’ve never met that they’re stupid because of 10 bl**dy facts.

    Love from,
    A 14 year old girl.
    Who has better grammar than you.”

    Whatch ur language!!!

  65. thanks for sharing. i think burger king is better

  66. Hey I say bring back the home cooked meal and you wouldn’t have to worry about facts about McDonald’s.

  67. this is somewhat helpful. im writing am essay for english, we just read the jungle and watched food inc. thanks!

  68. good article

  69. MC is like so yuck
    My brothers younger than me and he eats MC TWICE a week
    MC is the yuckest place i’ve ever been to
    I am not an American if i were i would not be on the computer i would be outside burning Calories day after day.
    Who would eat MC (Except bloody Americans)
    Am I right or Am I right.

  70. You have a very popular article!

  71. “Sir the apples aren’t sweet enough”
    “Get the syringe!”

    But really…half these facts aren’t even for macdonalds

  72. The comments here are better than the article. People these days are just insanely retarded.

    “MC is like so yuck
    My brothers younger than me and he eats MC TWICE a week
    MC is the yuckest place i’ve ever been to
    I am not an American if i were i would not be on the computer i would be outside burning Calories day after day.
    Who would eat MC (Except bloody Americans)
    Am I right or Am I right.”

    Well, you’re wrong. Unless your brother is a “bloody American.”

  73. The article is informative and smoothly written.

  74. Great work well done

  75. u musta either a. started at like 400 pounds b. eat 1 meal a day or c. be lying because supersize me tried that for a month and almost died

  76. man, u musta done something wrong in ur calculations because its actually true, 300million pplz divided by 24million animals, not the other way round, the true answer would be 0.125 animals a day, with is believable

  77. I know everyone is wondering why McDonald’s is so addicting and yummy. (I know their secret and I am 11 years old.) Well, you know their slogan, “I’m lovin’ it,” Yeah, everyone loves Mickey D’s because all their food contains excess added MSG, as does all our grocery store food. If you do not know what MSG is, I will explain.

    MSG, or Monosodium Glutamate, is a taste enhancer that in turn enhances the flavor of food and gives it that addicting taste. It’s also used in chips, which in turn makes them addicting. It’s like a backwards nicotene. The bad thing about MSG, is it’s used in so many products worldwide, everyone in the world has at least tasted one product containing MSG.

    MSG also contains hormones and bacteria which eats away at your brain after a while.

    Have you ever experienced headaches? Nausea? Gone to the doctor with symptoms they cannot explain?

    You’ve got MSG sensitivity. I know this from personal experience. MSG targets your body especially, or you’ve had too much in your history and your body can’t take it anymore. Lay’s (the chip company) slogan used to be “Bet you can’t have just one,” because, well, it’s true! Their chips contain so much MSG that you can’t eat just one chip.

    I hope the world makes sense to you now. Even though MSG is in practically every food we buy, some, like homogenized milk and Activia yogurt, is safe. Growing your own food can also have many positive effects.

    So, you can’t really pinpoint a healthy food nowadays. Even vegetables and fruits contain MSG.

    So next time your mom says “Eat your veggies,” You might want to inform her.

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  79. Ur gay

  80. There are some great tips in this article. And yes some of information in this article seems to be helpful.

  81. Nice! >:D
    HAHA THERE SHOULD BE A LAW LIKE THAT!

  82. Haha in reading this while eating mc Donald’s lol

  83. I have been researching the truth about mcdonalds and found that many people go to great lengths to stretch the truth. One site claimed that the $20B lost in the industry would house, feed, cloth every human for a year. That is absurdly wrong. There is 7 billion on Earth, that’s under $3.00 a person a year.. If you put all your money together and hypothetically bought in bulk it still wouldn’t come clos. What else are these sites lying about? I’m sure mcdonalds has deep issues but making up facts lowers your credibility and shows weakness in your works.

  84. I have been researching the truth about mcdonalds and found that many people go to great lengths to stretch the truth. One site claimed that the $20B lost in the industry would house, feed, cloth every human for a year. That is absurdly wrong. There is 7 billion on Earth, that\’s under $3.00 a person a year.. If you put all your money together and hypothetically bought in bulk it still wouldn\’t come clos. What else are these sites lying about? I\’m sure mcdonalds has deep issues but making up facts lowers your credibility and shows weakness in your works.

  85. u lyer

  86. this article is helpful for us to choose healthy food

  87. Oh yes, I DO NOT like McDonalds or any other fast food joint and McDonalds gave me food poisoning twice, once seriously, me and five other I know about on the same day. Of course that was just one store. Too much salt, too much sugar, too much fat, and then they super size it. I don’t like any of them. Good article.

  88. to “ROnald McDonald’s Ghost ROlling in the Grave” Hey bro, fuck you. Nobody likes a tr0ll so suck a fat one.

  89. puka sulli paguluddhi

  90. This helped me a lot..i have a paper to write and this is very useful information. All you other ungrateful, fatsos…are a bunch of joke…cause you know these facts are awesome but don’t want to admit it…except for the people who actually found this useful..this is exactly why,when you become even more overweight, fall to the floor and can’t get up….something bad will happen to you…

  91. i think that if he got fired for being fat i would too for being attractive lol

  92. You just made my day.

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