McDonald's is a fast food chain restaurant specializing in hamburgers, value combos, and kid's meals. It has recently launched McCafe to compete with coffee houses with baked goods.
About the Company: McDonald's is the world's largest restaurant chain, serving approximately 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across approximately 36,538 outlets. McDonald's sells mainly hamburgers, chicken, french fries, sanwich wraps, breakfast items, milkshakes, and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes, the company has expanded its menu to include salads, fish, cafe and specialty coffee items and fruit. McDonald's restaurants are operated by a franchisee, an affiliate, or as a corporate store. Revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in corpoate restaurants. According to a BBC report published in 2012, McDonald's is the world's second largest private employer. At McDonald’s, you can enjoy quick food at excellent prices. In response to customer feedback, McDonald’s nutrition has improved over the years. Another great thing is that at a growing number of McDonald's locations, you can have access to Wi-Fi networks, and to children’s McDonald’s PlayPlaces. McDonald’s generally keeps its prices competitive with others in the fast food restaurant industry, but what makes them stand out is their McDonald’s dollar menu, which is very extensive. McDonald’s coupons are also a great way to save and can often be found right here!
Company Origins: McDonald's is an American hamburger and fast food restaurant chain founded in 1940 as a barbecue joint operated by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. It was re-introduced as a hamburger stand, using production line principles in 1948. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955 and subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers.
McDoanld's has several charitable initiatives including McHappy Day with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House
To date, there are 322 Ronald McDonald's Houses in 63 nations. Ronald McDonald Houses act as a place to stay for families with children undergoing treatment in hospital and is only accessible to families who reside within a designated geographical distance. Ronald McDonald's Houses provide over 7,200 bedrooms to families around the world each night, with an estimated value of $700 million in lieu of hotel costs.
Additionally, there are 161 Ronald McDonald's Family Rooms in 19 countries and regions. These Rooms help to meet the needs of over 3,000 families each day who live in the community and don't meet the prescribed criteria to stay at a Ronald McDonald House. Family members are able rest, wash clothes, take a shower, or nap near their child.
There are now also 43 Ronald McDonald's Care Mobiles in 6 countries. Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles are mobile clinics that offer affordable health care for children in their own neighborhoods. The program serves more than 100,000 children a year, and saves families in the U.S. $10 million in medical and dental costs each year.