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McDonald’s Day

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April 15
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Celebrate McDonald’s Day on April 15 and get ready to enjoy some of your favorite fast food! McDonald's has been around for over 70 years, becoming one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The restaurant chain has seen tremendous success over the years, with millions of customers enjoying their delicious burgers, fries, shakes and more. On this special day, we honor the legacy of McDonald's and all that it has done to bring joy to so many people around the world. So come out and join us in celebrating McDonald’s Day!

History of McDonald’s Day

McDonald’s Day Dates

McDonald’s Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>McDonald's First Store</div><div class='timeline-text'>Richard and Maurice McDonald open the first McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino, California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ray Kroc Joins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ray Kroc, a milkshake machine salesperson, discovered McDonald's and opened his first franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kroc's Ownership</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ray Kroc buys out the McDonald brothers for $2.7 million, becoming the sole owner of McDonald's.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>McDonald's Goes Public</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's Corporation becomes public, trading for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1968</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Big Mac Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's introduces the Big Mac, which becomes a global sensation and the chain's signature item.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Happy Meal Surprise</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's introduces the Happy Meal, a combination meal for children that included a toy, boosting the restaurant's worldwide appeal.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate McDonald’s Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to McDonald's</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate McDonald's Day than by going to a McDonald's restaurant? Whether you get a Big Mac or a McFlurry, it's sure to be a tasty treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a McDonald's party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a party and serve up some classic McDonald's favorites like hamburgers, fries and shakes. You can even make your own decorations to give the party an extra special McFlair.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play McDonald's games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>You don't have to go to McDonald's to enjoy the fun of their games. Grab some friends and play classic games like Monopoly, Memory and Uno with McDonald's themed cards, figures and boards.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make McDonald’s recipes at home</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you can't make it to McDonald’s, try making some of their dishes at home. With the help of online recipes and some basic ingredients, you can make Big Macs, McNuggets and more in your own kitchen.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a photo collage</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up all of your favorite photos from past trips to McDonald’s and create a digital or physical collage. You can share this collage with friends and family to show off your creative side.</p></div></div>

Why We Love McDonald’s Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Wide variety of menu items</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With its wide array of burgers, sandwiches, salads, sides and desserts, McDonald's has something for everyone. From classic favorites like the Big Mac to new twists on classics like the McRib sandwich, there's always something delicious and exciting to try!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Convenience</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>McDonald's locations are everywhere, so no matter where you go you can grab a quick snack or meal. Plus, their drive-thru restaurants make it even easier to get your favorite meal in a pinch!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Value for money</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to break the bank to enjoy a meal at McDonald's. Their combos offer great value for money and often come with drinks and fries included! It's an easy way to fill up without going overboard on spending.</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for McDonald's Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>McDonald's is the World's Largest Toy Distributor</h3><p class='facts-content'>Thanks to the inclusion of toys in their Happy Meals, McDonald's distributes more toys worldwide annually than any other company.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Famous Golden Arches Are Recognized More Than the Christian Cross</h3><p class='facts-content'>A survey conducted by Sponsorship Research International found that 88% of people recognized the Golden Arches, more than those who recognized the Christian Cross.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>McDonald's Serves Around 69 Million Customers Every Day</h3><p class='facts-content'>That's about the same as the entire population of the UK being served every day!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There's a McDonald's Restaurant in Every Continent Except Antarctica</h3><p class='facts-content'>The fast-food chain’s global reach extends to 119 countries, truly making McDonald’s one of the most globally recognized brands.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>McDonald's is the largest private employer in Europe</h3><p class='facts-content'>With hundreds of thousands of employees, McDonald's has the distinction of being the largest private-sector employer in Europe.</p></div></div>

McDonald’s Day FAQs

When is McDonald’s Day?

McDonald's Day is celebrated on April 15th every year. In 2024 McDonald's Day will occur on a Monday.

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