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Monday, July 25, 2016

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McDonald's was founded in California in 1940 by the McDonald brothers as a BBQ restaurant.

They rebranded the concept in 1948, focusing on burgers, shakes, potato chips, and pie, and later sold the franchise to Ray Kroc.

Kroc opened his first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois on April 15, 1955.

Today there are over 35,000 McDonald's restaurants in 119 countries.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu."

HINT: An American journalist and author known for investigative journalism, such as in his books on fast food, drugs and nuclear weapons.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The original McDonald's had a hickory pit and served barbecued beef, ham, and pork along with chili, tamales, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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The smallest McDonald's restaurant is only 492 square feet. It is in Tokyo, Japan.

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The largest McDonald's restaurant is over 28,000 square feet and is located in Beijing.

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McDonald's sells unique menus items in every country. For example: banana pie, chicken porridge, the McLobster roll, and the McRice Burger. In Germany, McDonald's even sells beer.

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The eggs at McDonald's are really a mixture that includes eggs and an 'egg blend,' which includes a solvent found in soap and shaving cream. It also includes dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone that can also be found in Silly Putty, and calcium silicate, a sealant used on roofs and concrete.

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The McRib is a product of 'restructured meat product' - or a mixture of tripe, heart, and scalded stomach - which is then mixed with salt and water to extract proteins from the muscle. The proteins bind all the pork trimmings together so that it can be reshaped into a fake slab of ribs.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu."

ANSWER: Eric Schlosser

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