10 Things You Didn’t Know About McDonald’s

McDonald's, franchiseMcDonald’s has long been a premiere American brand and a global force. Changes under the golden arches, like the gradual rise in prices, are readily apparent to consumers. It’s what you didn’t know about this company’s rich and colorful history that will surprise you. With more than 35,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, the fast food king is bigger than Latvia. This makes it the sixth most valuable brand in the world. Given the company’s immense reach, it is easy to believe that there is only one place in the entire U.S. that is more than 100 miles from a McDonald’s; a plain in South Dakota. Perhaps because of its 150 percent turnover rate, McDonald’s hires about 1 million workers each year. This makes it the fourth largest employer in the world and the second largest private employer. The Chinese military and the U.S. Department of Defense take the one and two spots on the list. Only Walmart is a bigger private employer. More