McDonald’s was founded in 1940 and has since grown to become one of the largest fast-food restaurants in the world. It has situated its restaurants in 120 countries and territories around the globe. The top ten countries with the most McDonald’s locations include the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, France, the UK, Australia, Brazil, and Russia. The United States has the most number of McDonald’s locations (14,146). In addition, the country is also privileged to host the largest McDonald’s in the world located in Orlando, Florida.
History of McDonald’s
Two brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald founded it in 1940. The business was initially branded as a hamburger stand; however, the company was later changed into a franchise company and introduced the Golden Arches logo in 1953. The original headquarters of this company was in Oak Brook. However, the bases were relocated to Chicago at the beginning of 2018. The company has been ranked as the world’s leading restaurant chain regarding revenue. According to a report published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 2012, McDonald's was the second-largest private employer company behind Walmart. The company is known to serve more than 69 million customers across different countries. It has employed more than 1.9 million people, and 1.5 million of these employees work for franchises.
Where Is the Biggest McDonald’s in the World?
The biggest McDonald’s is found in Orlando, Florida. This city is also home to Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The restaurant's building is a three-story of around 19,000 square feet. The restaurant is operational on a 24-hour basis. The building also contains a 30-foot tall statue of Ronald McDonald. There is a massive sign at the entrance of this gigantic building that reads, “Welcome to Epic McD.” The restaurant serves a wide variety of foods but still maintains the traditional McDonald’s burgers and fries.
Unlike other restaurants, the Orlando McDonald’s offers their customers to sit on the stools and enjoy the view of employee preparing the food. Other foods on the menu include Belgian waffles, customizable pasta dishes, omelets, and pizza. The pizza is usually made in an actual real brick pizza oven to give the pizza an authentic taste. The topping of the pizza is then done depending on what the customer wants. The guests are also given an opportunity to create their deluxe sundae for dessert. Apart from providing food, this building also offers a wide range of entertainment. There is a climbing structure for kids and an arcade that is installed with numerous games and prizes.
The original largest McDonald was opened in 1976; however, it was closed in 2015. The opening of the Orlando McDonald’s restaurant replaced the original McDonald’s restaurant, with its 19,000 square feet. This new restaurant is 4,000 square feet larger than the typical McDonald’s.