McDonald’s serves up about 75 hamburgers a second and some 2.36 billion hamburgers a year — the rough equivalent of a million cows.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the head-spinning numbers associated with the world’s largest restaurant chain, which has been struggling to grow U.S. and global sales.
Its global same-stores sales dropped 3.3 percent in the third quarter, the company reported this morning, and profits for the period fell 30 percent.
As investors and others wrap their minds around these third-quarter results, here are more than three dozen other realities about one of the globe’s biggest brands:
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