People in Russia remember waiting more than eight hours to taste their first Big Mac. The line-up was hundreds of people long, snaking back and forth along the sidewalk. That was 1990, when the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Russia, in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.
Have you ever wondered exactly what’s in a McDonald’s hamburger?
Or why the food at McDonald’s doesn’t look the same in the advertising as it does in the store?
Or whether McDonald’s food is good for you?
If so, you’re not alone.
McDonald’s has a website that posts questions answered by Canadians—and answers from McDonald’s staff.
Over the years the restaurant chain has taken a lot of heat for its food which tends to be fast, cheap and not necessarily always good for you.
However, it is everywhere. There’s hardly a city in North America—or the world—in which you can’t find a McDonald’s restaurant.
A typical, active kid should probably eat about 1,800 to 2,000 calories a day to stay healthy. (The exact number depends on a person’s gender, age and daily exercise level.)
But let’s say, 1,900.
Now let’s say that kid decides to buy her lunch at McDonald’s; maybe have a Big Mac and large fries.
Starting this week in the U.S., McDonald’s restaurants will show the calorie counts of each of their menu items—right up on the big menu board at the front of the restaurant.