Nugget of Knowledge: McDonald’s facts

The Queen of England owns a McDonald's restaurant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Did you know that McDonald’s sells more than 75 hamburgers per second?

It’s also the biggest distributor of toys in the world, even more than Toys “R” Us, Hasbro or any other toy company, all thanks to Happy Meals.

McDonald’s even used to own Chipotle, holding 90 percent of the shares but later decided to sell them in 2008.

With thousands of locations all over America, McDonald’s is never more than 115 miles away from anyone.

In 2005, a man named Ronald MacDonald stole from a safe inside a Wendy’s in Manchester, New Hampshire.

No horses are allowed in the drive-thru lane.

Queen Elizabeth owns a McDonald’s that is very close to Buckingham Palace, just in case she wants a quick snack.

Seven out of 10 McDonald’s customers order their food through the drive-thru.

McDonald’s makes $27 billion each year, making it the 90th largest economy in the world.

You might think McDonald’s is the largest fast food chain in the United States, but it is not. Subway is larger, passing McDonald’s in 2011. It’s bigger around the world, too.

McDonald’s opens a restaurant every 14 and a half hours.

McDonald’s feeds 62 million people every day, more than the population of Great Britain.

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