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McDonald’s just released fourth quarter earnings, which show another three months of growth.The company reported earnings per share of $1.16, in line with forecasts, and $6.2 billion in quarterly revenue.
Global comparable sales increased 5% in 2010 and consolidated revenue was up 6%. The restaurant giant is a rare company that grew during the recession and during the recovery.
Now 62 million people eat at McDonald’s every day, up from 58 million in 2008.
Source: McDonald's Operations and Training Manual via Side Dish
This estimate from Fast Food Nation assumes a 700,000 domestic workforce with 150% turnover rate.
A survey by Sponsorship Research International found that 88 per cent could identify the arches and only 54 per cent could name the Christian cross, according to Fast Food Nation.
Source: John Hayes, McDonald's senior director of U.S. food and packaging, via Side Dish
UPDATE: According to Snopes, McDonald's stopped using mechanical separation for McNuggets in 2003.
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