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McDonald's is a fast food restaurant. It was founded in 1940 by two brothers, who had been running a barbecue restaurant since the 1930s. The first McDonald's menu only included hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. In 1948, milkshakes were added to the menu, followed by french fries in 1955.
Today, McDonald's is one of the most famous fast food restaurants all over the world. With nearly 37,000 locations in 118 countries, there are around 1 million new customers served at this restaurant every single day. There are even offerings on the menu that cater to local tastes and flavors from other countries, such as apple pies from Canada or vegetable rice from India . And while you might it would be impossible to get a sundae in Saudi Arabia, the deserts menu has been fully localized for that region.
McDonald's is definitely a franchise with its share of controversy, but when you're looking to grab a quick bite to eat on your way home from work, it might be your best bet. There are currently more than 16,000 restaurants across America alone and chances are if you live here, you've visited one before. Even the smallest towns have at least one location of this ever-present fast food restaurant. McDonald's was even awarded the title of American Company by Fortune magazine back in 2009 due to their extremely widespread reach within the country.