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Can you imagine a world without the Big Mac? Or Chicken McNuggets? Or Happy Meals? Luckily, back in 1954, a man named Ray Kroc discovered a small burger restaurant in California, and wrote the first page of our history. From that humble start as a small barbeque restaurant, we’re proud to have become one of the world’s leading food service retailers, with more than 32,000 restaurants serving more than 60 million people in more than 100 countries every day.

Our rich history began with our founder, Ray Kroc. Today, our talented executives continue to build on his legacy, ensuring the Golden Arches will shine for years to come.

McDonald’s is proud to be a part of the communities we serve. Through involvement in youth sports, local charities, and events that inspire the world, giving back is an essential part of the way we operate every day.