McDonald’s was founded in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, US. Its original headquarters were in Oak Brook, Illinois but in 2018 they moved to Chicago.
McDonald’s is an American fast-food chain known for its popular hamburgers, cheeseburgers and french fries. It is the world’s largest restaurant chain, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries. They also make chicken products, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, wraps and different desserts.
The company is the world's second-largest private employer with 1.7 million employees and it also has become one of the world's leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
The products are offered as either "dine-in" (where the customer opts to eat in the restaurant) or "take-out" (where the customer opts to take the food off the premises). The company has also looked to introduce healthier options like salads, fish and smoothies. They announced that they no longer use artificial preservatives, flavors and colors entirely from seven classic burgers sold in the U.S., including the hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, McDouble, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, double Quarter Pounder with Cheese and the Big Mac.
For additional information you can visit their official webpage: mcdonalds.com or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
What does McDonald’s logo mean?
The McDonald’s logo represents the arches that were the base of the newly-constructed architecture of the first franchised restaurant in 1952. Also the M stands for McDonald’s. The Golden colour represents the famous arches of its first franchised restaurant, while the red colour represents the food industry of this company.
Who created the McDonald’s logo?
The person who created the McDonald’s logo is Jim Schindler the head of construction and engineering at McDonald's. He laid two golden arches on top of each other, drew a line through them, wrote the brand name under it and combined both elements in a white circle with a dark blue edging.
Why did McDonald’s change their logo?
Because the company has been eliminating its unnecessary elements over the years. So, in the beginning the logo was a bulky black and white design. Eventually it became thinner, even the three arches were little heavy designs, which now have been cut down to a simple yellow arch.