Here’s 15 Reasons Why McDonald’s Impresses Investors
McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) just released fourth quarter earnings, which show another three months of growth.
The company reported earnings per share of $1.16, in line with forecasts, and $6.2 billion in quarterly revenue.
Global comparable sales increased 5% in 2010 and consolidated revenue was up 6%. The restaurant giant is a rare company that grew during the recession and during the recovery.
McDonald’s’ daily customer traffic (62M) is more than the population of Great Britain
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Source: Yahoo Finance
McDonald’s sells more than 75 hamburgers every second
Source: McDonald’s Operations and Training Manual via Side Dish
McDonald’s’ $24 billion in revenue makes it the 90st-largest economy in the world
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Source: Yahoo Finance
Counting $32 billion in revenue from franchise stores, McDonald’s claims the 68th biggest economy, bigger than Ecuador
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Source: 2009 Annual Report
McDonald’s hires around 1 million workers in the US every year
This estimate from Fast Food Nation assumes a 700,000 domestic workforce with 150% turnover rate.
According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s
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Source: McDonald’s own estimate in 1996 via Fast Food Nation
Sharon Stone worked at McDonald’s before she was famous. So did Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams and Pink
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McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys, with one included in 20% of all sales
Source: QSR via Motley Fool
McDonald’s’ iconic golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross
McDonalds in Delhi
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A survey by Sponsorship Research International found that 88 percent could identify the arches and only 54 percent could name the Christian cross, according to Fast Food Nation.
The Queen of England owns a McDonald’s near Buckingham Palace as part of her vast real estate portfolio
A McDonald’s restaurant owned by the Queen, seriously
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For the next three years, McDonald’s is going to open one restaurant every day in China
Source: Reuters via Paul Kedrosky
McDonald’s delivers — in 18 countries!
The only place in the lower 48 that is more than 100 miles from a McDonald’s is a barren plain in South Dakota
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Source: AggData via Side Dish
Americans alone consume one billion pounds of beef at McDonald’s in a year — five and a half million head of cattle
Source: John Hayes, McDonald’s senior director of U.S. food and packaging, via Side Dish
Sorry to gross you out but… McDonald’s chicken nuggets used to be made of this pink goop*
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