9 quick facts about McDonald’s SA you might not know

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McDonald’s is one of, if not the largest fast food chain in the world. To date, the company has well over 36 000 stores worldwide and is a global force. And while you may be planning on picking up a few burgers for lunch, here are nine facts about McDonald’s SA that you can chew on.

  1. The cheese is imported from New Zealand – That’s right, the cheese in McDonald’s SA burgers is sourced internationally! It’s also created in such a way that slices peel away from each other with ease for faster burger assembly.
  2. Some of the beef supply comes out of Botswana – In order to make sure there are enough resources, meat is sourced from other African countries.
  3. Salads are pre-packaged – Yup, the staff aren’t just chopping salads all day. Its salads packaged off-site and bagged to speed up service.
  4. The patties are broiled – Ever wondered how the patties are cook evenly and aren’t flame-frilled? Well, they are broiled from frozen. It’s a process that ensures the meat is evenly and speedily cooked.
  5. McDonald’s has its own POS – Instead of outsourcing a system, the company has a massive IT department dedicated to it very own Point of Sale software.
  6. Coke is supplied in a bag – The soft drinks you purchase from McDonald’s aren’t supplied pre-made — the syrups come in a bag. They are then hooked up to the most expensive machine the in the restaurant that mixed it with water.
  7. It doesn’t necessarily compete with other fast food joints – In a recent sit down with McDonald’s, we were told that some of the biggest competition for McDonald’s comes from 24/7 shops, such as Engen. Why go through the drive-through when you can nip into a store while filling up?
  8. Zionism is the reason there’s Halaal – Interesting, right?
  9. Filet-o-fish bun is steamed – In fact, it’s the only one of the burger buns that aren’t toasted.