5. Being Local
Did you know McDonald’s has localised menus that are tailored to the environment or culture they’re in. Examples include the Tikki Burger in India, Cheese quiche in Brazil, Red bean pie in Hong Kong or pasta with Chicken McNuggets in the Philippines.
4. The McWedding Package
Believe it or not, in Hong Kong, McDonald’s offers a variety of wedding packages. Yep, that’s right. You can get married at McDonald’s.
Part of the deluxe wedding package, an entire McDonald’s restaurant can be rented for two hours. This includes up to 50 guests with invitations and gifts, a pair of Balloon wedding rings, a special fries photo frame and an apple pie cake display.
A lifetime of McHappiness starts with a McDonald’s wedding – total value USD$1200.
3. Fine Dining
In 2013, McDonald’s invited celebrity chefs to create meals from their menu and ingredients – they called it McGourmet.
The dinner was held in New York and featured Kung Pao Chicken made with McNuggets, Tortilla Espanola made with hash browns and eggs, slow cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce made from a blueberry-pomegranate smoothie and finally gnocchi made with French fries!
According to the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal the McDonald’s golden arches are more recognisable than the Christian cross.
1. McDonald’s Toys
McDonald’s is now the biggest toy distributer in the world. 20% of all their sales include a toy which means around 1.5 billion toys are dispensed worldwide annually. That’s more than Hasbro or Mattel.
Recently McDonald’s has started giving away books instead of toys with their Happy Meals. So far it has placed twice the amount of children’s books in kids’ hands than those catalogued at the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world!