The McDonald's Franchise Internationally

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There are many different cultures making up the world that we live in. Some can be experienced right where you live, while others are in another state or even country. Even though there are so many unique cultures in our world, it is hard for us to think of something as simple as McDonald’s being any different than our own. McDonald’s is something that many people in America have been to and experienced for themselves, but not many people can say they have experienced it some place else such as France or China. While we have our own thoughts and views of McDonald’s in America, McDonald’s tends to vary based on each ones location and surrounding culture. Richard and James McDonald founded McDonald’s in 1948; they began the McDonalds franchise in 1953. It became a self-service drive-in restaurant with nine menu items. It quickly grew in popularity; by 1958 they sold their 100 millionth burger, and by 1959 opened their 100th restaurant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Because so many people enjoyed coming to McDonald’s, they introduced indoor seating in 1962. It was a hit and by 1967 McDonald’s had become international in Canada and Puerto Rico. Their most popular item, the Big Mac, was introduced in 1968 and ten years later they opened their 5,000th restaurant in Japan. Today, McDonalds is currently in 119 countries. McDonald’s has a rapidly growing history and continues to grow today. (Wikipedia) In Michigan alone, McDonald’s has 631 locations. (Menuism) In America, McDonald’s is known for being inexpensive with a variety of items to choose from. You can get anything from burgers and fries to pancakes and sausage. McDonald’s has become the most visited restaurant with large portions and cheap prices regardless of its image of... ... middle of paper ..., 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Carlsen, Lindsey. "McDonald’s In France | Americans in Paris, Fall 2010." Americans in Paris Fall 2010. N.p., 14 Dec. 2010. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Dickerson, Caitlin. "McDonald's Food Has A Healthy Glow, At Least In China." NPR. NPR, 27 July 2012. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. "International Availability of McDonald's Products." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Jie, Liu. "McDonald's Growing in China." McDonald's Growing in China. China Daily, 8 Sept. 2008. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. "McDonald's Locations." Menuism. Menuism, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. "McDonald's." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Nov. 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. Spak, Kevin. "McDonald's Is Most Visited Business in America." Newser. Newser, 5 May 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. "Supersize." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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