Get this, Canada was the first country outside the USA, to have a McDonalds. It opened its doors on June 1st, 1967 in Richmond, British Colombia, Canada.
More first openings:
- Tokyo, Japan – July 20th, 1971
- Amsterdam – August 21st, 1971
- Sidney, Australia – December 30th, 1971
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – February 13th, 1979
- Casablanca, Morocco – December 18th. 1992
Richmond, British Colombia, Canada.
By 1998 McDonalds had opened over 2200 franchises in 109 countries. Today in some cities you can’t go more than a block or two with out hitting a McDonalds. And For What It’s Worth believes if you travel, you will find comfort in knowing that there is a high probability you will find a McDonalds to eat at, if you don’t like the local food when in a foreign country…
For More Information:
- McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)
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- Wikipedia – McDonald’s
McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 36,538 outlets. Founded in the United States in 1940, the company began as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.
- McDonalds corporate website