A brief history of McDonald's
PHOTO: The first McDonald's was built in 1940 by the McDonald brothers (Dick and Mac).
PHOTO: The McDonald brothers (Dick right and Mac center) discussing plans with an executive.
PHOTO: The first Japanese McDonald's in Tokyo.
PHOTO: McDonald's buildings have undergone dramatic changes from the first one opened by Kroc in 1955 (top) which is now preserved as a museum, to this ultra modern restaurant opened in 1983 in New Orleans (bottom).
PHOTO: The $40 million 'Hamburger University'.
- "There is a considerable amount of evidence to suggest that many of the diseases which are more common in the western, affluent world - diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer - are related to diet. The typical western diet is relatively low in dietary fibre (roughage) and high in fat, salt and sugar."
- Circle the equator 103.75 times;
- Reach to the moon and back 5 times.
PHOTO: Ray Kroc demonstrating his fetish for cleanliness.
PHOTO:An ad in a German newspaper which aims to counter criticism that McDonald's is changing German restaurant traditions for the worse.
PHOTO: A 1950's newspaper advert.