11 McDonald’s Facts That Will Knock Your Red And Yellow Socks Off

11 McDonald’s Facts That Will Knock Your Red And Yellow Socks Off


1Age aint nothing but a chicken wing

Image credit: The Straits Times

A 92-year-old employee of McDonald’s was recently recognised as one of McDonald’s oldest employees. Goh Gwek Eng works at a McDonald’s store in Singapore and has ten children and 20 grandchildren.

2Talk about a nugget of gold

This nugget sold for a pretty $8 100

A chicken nugget was once sold on eBay for $8 100. It resembled George Washington. Twenty-three people bid on the three-year-old nugget.

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3Not playing around

Does this make McDonalds a toy factory too?

McDonald’s sells around 1,5 billion toys worldwide – more than toymakers Hasbro or Mattel sell individually.

4Justin’s Jingle

It’s … Justin!

McDonald’s I’m Lovin’ It theme song is performed by Justin Timberlake, who made an estimated $6 million for the jingle. Timberlake wasn’t alone: In 2003, Pharrell Williams produced an I’m Lovin’ It EP that topped the charts in Belgium.

5Usain seen nothing yet #I’mlovinit


Usain Bolt ate 1 000 chicken nuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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6Lovin It Forever

Love Forever Party for two

If you’re living in Hong Kong and looking to get married at McDonald’s, you’re in luck. For $9 999 you can enjoy a ‘Love Forever’ party.

7Gor-ge-ske on this

Image Credit: Guinness World Records

Donald Gorske holds the Guinness World Record for the most Big Macs consumed. He has had at least one Big Mac a day since 1972, totalling 26 000 Big Macs in his lifetime.

8Which countries are missing out?

Talk about expansion though

75 Countries still don’t have a McDonald’s. Even though McDonald’s has a strong global presence, North Korea, Bolivia and Iceland are among the countries that don’t have a McDonald’s.

9Fun for the family

All for one and one for all

The world’s largest McDonald’s is in Orlando, Florida. It is 19 000 square feet and includes a bowling alley, arcade games and slides for children.

10Get your daily dose

One day at a time

McDonald’s feeds around 1% of the world’s population every day.


Filet-o-fish burger

McDonald’s sells 25% of its annual filet-o-fish burgers during lent.

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This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

GG van Rooyen
GG van Rooyen is the deputy editor for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa. Follow him on Twitter.