Top 10 Awful Facts About McDonalds


Top 10 Awful Facts About McDonalds 10. They Ran the Original Owners Out of Business
Just to Spite Them Though today McDonald’s is known for being
a ridiculously powerful global company with more outlets than the Nikola Tesla museum,
it didn’t start out that way. The original owners, the McDonald brothers, were so adverse
to the idea of franchising their restaurants that in 1961 their investor, business partner
and personal friend of Satan, Raymond Kroc, raised 2.7 million dollars to buy them out. In this incredibly favorable deal, Kroc not
only bought exclusive franchising rights for the brand, but the rights to the McDonald’s
name as well. The only thing the McDonald brothers got in return, other than over a
million bucks each, was sole ownership of their first restaurant, which they renamed
Big M. But this didn’t sit right with Kroc, who hated the idea that the McDonald brothers
were still out there doing something that made them happy. So as soon as the ink had
dried on their deal, he opened a brand new McDonald’s restaurant across the road from
Big M just to run it out of business. So, two of the men who started McDonald’s
had the last remaining shred of their company run out of business… by McDonald’s. You
see, McDonald’s? Its stuff like this that makes people assume your entire board of directors
is dressed like M. Bison from Street Fighter. 9. Their Food Doesn’t Rot, Spoil or Go Bad It’s a commonly stated fact that McDonald’s
food just doesn’t go bad, and there are numerous examples of McDonald’s burgers
old enough to remember the first season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air still looking
perfectly palatable. As if that wasn’t worrying enough, when McDonald’s food is left out
in the open, even bugs and flies won’t attempt to eat it. It says a lot when creatures known
mostly for converging around piles of horse excrement won’t touch your food. McDonald’s has always maintained that the
reason their burgers enjoy Ric Flair levels of longevity is because there’s very little
moisture in them. While this is accurate, McDonald’s leavse out the reason their food
contains so little moisture. Luckily, actual scientists not wearing golden arches on their
labcoats have a simple answer. McDonald’s food is laden with so much fat, sugar and
salt that they’re effectively immune to the effects of spoilage under normal circumstances.
Meaning that under the right conditions, McDonald’s food could outlive anyone reading this and
still be edible. 8. Their Fries Contain 14 Ingredients Partly in response to stories about what we
just covered, McDonald’s has made a push to convince the public that its food isn’t
as bad as we all believe it is. In other words, McDonald’s would really like it if you ignored
all those stories about people in its factories handling raw meat that’s been dropped on
the floor without gloves. As part of this push, McDonald’s paid Mythubusters
alumni Grant Imahara the exact amount of money it takes to buy someone’s dignity to stand
in front of a camera and say that McDonald’s make “real” food. But it didn’t take
long for critics to note that even in what basically amounted to McDonald’s propaganda,
the company still came out looking bad when they revealed that their fries contain more
chemicals than the Breaking Bad opening credits. This was made worse when it was revealed that
only McDonald’s fries in the United States contain this cocktail of preservatives and
incredibly metal sounding ingredients, while fries being sold in the United Kingdom only
contain potato, oil, salt and sugar. So if you didn’t already feel bad enough when
eating McDonald’s food, now you have to live with the knowledge that some English
guy is probably eating better McDonald’s at the same time. 7. McDonald’s Salad is Worse for You Than
a Big Mac It’s often said that no good story starts
with someone eating a salad. And that’s true… unless you want to tell someone an
amusing story about how you got super-diabetes by eating McDonald’s salad. We’re not saying that salad is unhealthy,
but the crap that McDonald’s piles onto its salads like dressing and fried chicken
makes them so unhealthy that in some situations you’d be better off ordering a Big Mac.
A McDonald’s Southwest Crispy Chicken Salad contains more fat and calories than a bacon
double cheeseburger and fries. In other words, thanks to McDonald’s there
are people out there on diets who are better off ordering a burger coated in cheese, bacon
and an entire second burger than a salad. Which is probably something we should be a
little grateful for, because no other restaurant gives people on a diet that option. 6. They Fought One of the Longest Legal Cases
in History Given that McDonald’s is a terrifyingly
huge and powerful company with enough money to bury any naysayers in enough legal litigation
to ensure that their grandchildren are born holding court documents, it probably won’t
surprise you to learn that McDonald’s was involved in one of the longest cases in English
history. What may surprise you is that not only did McDonald’s lose this 10 year legal
battle, but that they lost against two people. Not two companies or two lawyers representing
multiple people, but two ordinary citizens who didn’t want to let a big corporation
walk all over them. The story started in 1986, when five campaigners
in London began distributing pamphlets outside a London McDonald’s accusing them of destroying
rain forests, targeting children with their ads and exploiting its workers. You know,
standard evil corporation stuff. When McDonald’s got wind of this, they immediately slapped
the group with a libel charge. Three members of the group were so afraid of facing McDonald’s
in court that they immediately apologized, but Helen Steel and David Morris stuck to
their guns and told the billion-dollar company to bring it. In the ensuing legal case, in which Steel
and Morris were forced to represent themselves, McDonald’s spent millions of dollars trying
to force the pair to back down, and after a freaking decade in court, they scraped out
a victory. Due to how bad spending millions of dollars suing two people made them look,
McDonald’s refused to collect the 40,000 pounds awarded to them by the British government,
which was good because Steel and Morris openly declared that they wouldn’t pay up. As if
poking the dragon the first time wasn’t ballsy enough, Steel and Morris then took
the case to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that it wasn’t fair that they weren’t
allowed to seek legal aid while McDonald’s was free to hire an army of lawyers. The court
agreed, ordering the British government to pay the pair several thousand pounds in damages
for being biased towards McDonald’s. So technically McDonald’s won the case,
but they had to spend millions of dollars and a decade in court to do it. By comparison,
Morris and Steel spent 30,000 pounds and ended up being awarded 57,000 pounds after appealing.
Since Steel and Morris only set out to draw attention to how awful McDonald’s is, we’ll
call that a win. 5. Avoiding Billions in Tax Like any global corporation worth its heart
palpation inducing salt, McDonald’s has used a multitude of loopholes to avoid paying
taxes, all while denying that this is a crime or that they’re doing anything wrong at
all. Amazingly, despite being accused of avoiding paying billions in tax several times over
the last decade, McDonald’s has never once been found guilty. They’ve pretty much played
dumb every time they’ve ever been accused of avoiding taxes, usually claiming that they’re
an honest company who do pay in a timely manner. Which if true would be the most surprising
item on this list. 4. Paying Rappers to Hype the Big Mac For companies like McDonald’s a more media
and tech savvy audience is a frightening thought, because that audience is slowly becoming immune
to traditional advertising methods. As a result, companies are trying to force their way into
people’s personal space in ever more obnoxious and cringe-worthy ways. Perhaps McDonald’s
lowest moment was the time they tried paying a number of hip hop stars to namedrop the
Big Mac in their songs, and every single one turned them down. Under the terms of the deal, rappers stood
to make around five dollars every time a song mentioning the Big Mac was played on the radio.
Despite this being a potentially lucrative offer, no rapper was willing to take McDonald’s
up on it. That becomes doubly sad when you realize that hip hop artists are the biggest
sellouts in the music business, and yet not a single one was willing to admit they ate
at McDonald’s for an easy couple million dollars. 3. They Haven’t Tracked Sold Burgers Since
the ’90s For years, one of the ways McDonald’s advertised
its ever-growing success was the small signs that sat above their restaurants that proudly
announced how many customers had been served worldwide. Over the years these signs went
from one million, to a billion and eventually 99 freaking billion, at which point McDonald’s
stopped keeping track because none of the signs they’d installed could count that
high. As a result, all signs have simply read “billions and billions served” since 1994,
because McDonald’s decided that would be easier than installing a brand new sign on
every restaurant every couple of years. But maybe eventually they’ll hit the trillions
mark, and we can get some ominous new signs. 2. The Fillet-O-Fish was Almost Replaced by
an Awful Burger It’s a fairly well-known fact that the Fillet-O-Fish
was added to the McDonald’s menu to lure devout Roman Catholics, who traditionally
don’t eat meat on Fridays, into a struggling McDonald’s located in a heavily Catholic
suburb. After it proved popular enough to save that particular restaurant, McDonald’s
made it a permanent menu fixture. What’s less well known is that when the
Fillet-O-Fish’s creator first pitched it to Raymond Kroc, he didn’t think it would
sell and was already in the middle of introducing something called a Hula Burger, which was
literally just a slice of pineapple on an uncooked bun. It was only because the Fillet-O-Fish’s
creator suggested a friendly competition between the two burgers that the Fishwich was given
a chance to prove that it kicked way more ass than a slice of sweaty pineapple on dry
piece of bread. 1. Ronald McDonald Actors Weren’t Allowed
to Tell Kids Where the Food Came From Ronald McDonald has been relegated to a tertiary
role in McDonald’s advertising ever since the company wised up to the fact that most
people think clowns are creepy as hell. But a few decades ago, Ronald was one of the most
recognizable and beloved food mascots on Earth. His appearance could cause 20,000 kids to
descend on a restaurant for a chance to meet him. Despite being the literal face of McDonald’s,
actors playing Ronald couldn’t be seen eating McDonald’s food in case it smudged their
make-up. Even worse, actors donning the red fuzzy wig weren’t allowed to tell children
what McDonald’s food was made from, and were on strict orders to say that McDonald’s
burgers and fries were grown whole and picked from a field if any child asked, rather than
saying they were actually made of grimy cow flesh some Chinese guy scraped off the floor. Just in case anyone reading this thinks we’ve
been unfair by repeatedly calling McDonald’s an evil company, here’s a quote from Geoffrey
Giuliano, one of the actors who played Ronald McDonald, to close this piece.

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  • Ohhh you really hate McDonalds! Well… can't blame you, though.

  • Watch out McDonald's might Sue ya for misrepresentation for saying "fill it" of fish 😂😂🤣🤣

  • Billions served. Must be doing something right. Plus, Ronald McDonald house charity has helped many families in need.

  • Terrible competition!

  • I hate how british people say the word "fillet"

  • i subed

  • How is their food not getting Rot am Awful Fact? Tf?

  • as a mc-employee, i can say the buns do suffer spoilage, they do mold. can't say the same about everything else…

    and the coffee is probably one of the worst things you can get there. while the pots are cleaned on a daily basis, you have to have tech people come in with special tools to open up and clean the inside of the coffee machines. they almost Never get cleaned…ever.

  • No body cares, and those who do already don't eat there.

  • Macs will thrive as long as there are shedloads of Chavs in society.
    Look around the average Macs and its full of brain dead low life.

  • I had to puse at 3:42 to decide if my eyes were fooling me or not…. Omg. That kids gonna have a heart attack at 15

  • As long are people eating this garbage Mc will continue to exict , the choise is up to the people and people are stupid.

  • haters gonna hate

  • Eating a quarter pounder with cheese while watching this. Yum.

  • If u want 2 know how unhealthy it is just go order a drink and count the obese people during lunch hour, then repeat for a few days and count repeat customers

  • McDonalds will kill your kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think before you eat.

  • Great now I want a Big Mac

  • Wow that's ca ca ca craaaaaazy. From now on I'm going to be ba dop bop bop baaaaaa avoiding it.

  • Ray Kroc was certainly a crock but as a fast food places go McDonald's isn't that bad. If the food was so awful the company wouldn't be successful and it's customers would be dropping dead all over the place; people have heard all the negative comments for years and they still go in droves. You obviously hate this restaurant chain and it likely has to do with union politics. McDonald's food isn't for health nuts but it's not really worse than other fast food places. Despite what they say about our diets people are living longer and healthier than every before, and it's not because we have great health care. 500 people die every 48 hours just from medical mistakes alone. You're far, far safer at McDonald's than a hospital.

  • Mmm… Chemical McShitStorm…

  • Their stock is solid..down not rot; )

  • All the "Dislikes" are from the morons who think mickey dees is a classy place with healthy food!

  • Now we know why all thes fat American faggots look like the Michelin Man

  • You forgot the people who contracted mad cow disease from their burgers!

  • Pronounced as Fill-A not Fill-Et wtf. :'D

  • I very very rarely buy anything from them. No more than 2 times a year if that. The number of ingreedients in their French Fries. I too thought the myth busters ad campaign was very ill advised and reenforced my discussed with tbe evil corporation. They only thing they can be trusted to do is they are not to be trusted to do the right time ever.

  • I don't eat at McDonald's. Problem solved.

  • Half of this isn't even true and the rest is exaggerated.

  • Interesting

  • I know that that is a very judgemental and offensive thing to say, but the food is bland and tasteless, it is most definately a con, ergo the people that go there have no taste (As in taste buds) and they are the subject of a massive marketing ploy.
    So really how else can you describe them?

  • Suicide by burger……and yes Macdonald are loving it

  • How to make a big mac
    Take one use cardboard box, cut out 5 circles colour 2 said discs in dark brown felt pen lead based of course splash only some crap sauce 2 slices of plastic cheese substitute and like magic a big mac.

  • I'm an idiot so what did you do to help

  • Most disgusting fast food chain in the world, absolutely gross !!!

  • Corporate DEATHburger

  • McDump’s

  • You forgot the plagerism lawsuit brought against McDonald's by Sid and Marty Krofft for ripping off "HR PuffnStuff" and turning it into "McDonals Land". The lawsuit went through the court system for 15 years or so, finally ending in favor of the Krofft brothers (despite continuous appeals by McD's).

  • All i can say is, I don’t eat there. Its gross.

  • I haven't eaten at a McDonalds in 34 years. And I thought fillet rhymed with ballet not skillet?

  • In the US the signs still all say "Over 99 Billion Served"

  • so wanting a big mac now,,and a large order of fries. Maybe a chocolate shake,extra large ?? yes please.🎅🎃😁😊😎😋😍😝apple pie pocket?. yes,LAVA HOT please.

  • I work at McDonalds in UK but you deserve a like and sub for the amount of laughs I got from this videos! Youve made my day thank you!

  • @7:53 – Hip hop artists are the biggest sell-outs in the music business? Coming from a YT channel that spells Tens and "TENZ"

  • why do you sound so angry at mcdonald? did they do something to you mate like this company provides fast food not cut your dicks off…. lighten up mate mcdonalds is great on a night out for some cheap fast food

  • I hope they go out of business, NEVER< NEVER eat at MC D's. Just CRAP ONLY!! Fuck em! Your a moron if you think McD's has good food, just keep eating and getting obese.

  • Think about it, People are buying their fryolator oils that has cooked those fries /w those 14 added ingredients to burn in diesel engines. Are we getting to breathe it as well???!!!???

  • I don’t even like McDonalds but this video is outrageous.
    1. Most of these “facts” are just subjective opinions…that aren’t even backed up by facts.
    2. I think McDonald’s food is gross too (unless I’m hungover), and yes the clown is creepy but those aren’t “facts.”
    3. Their fries may contain 14 ingredients, but you didn’t list any of them.
    4. Restaurants are incentivized to serve salty fatty foods…because humans are wired to crave salty fatty foods. Fast food chains are unhealthy and people are gluttonous. That doesn’t make McDonalds evil.
    5. They won a libel suit, didn’t enforce the judgement despite the fact that they continued to be libeled = McDonald’s evil?
    6. They evade taxes…but then you admit that they’ve never been convicted of evading taxes. Corporate tax rates are not uniform across different countries and constantly change. In an effort to stay competitive and remain profitable, multinational corporations adjust where and how they do business based on these changes. If it’s done legally, It’s not evil, it’s rational.

    It’s easy to pick on companies like McDonald’s, and it’s often warranted, so I’m actually surprised how little you could dig up.

  • Several McDonalds in my area have the breakfast combo and the price advertised includes a small coffee, sandwich and potato. If you don't specify what size of coffee you want they will give you a medium and charge you for it. So sad that they've resorted to ripping off their customers this way.

  • Personal friend of Satan?

  • I love McDonald's!!!

  • seems like satire…

  • Love how all these wonderful people in the comments claim they don't eat at McDonald's. Either they all lairs or their stupid thoughts about the company and its food has NO EFFECT on the bottom line since McDonald's just keeps on keeping on without THEM. Awesome!

  • they made their menus more difficult to read

  • First off 9 isn't true trust me the food does rot and flies due get at them alot. Anyone who has worked at McDonald's could tell you that. Also fun fact secret menus don't exist they didn't even become a thing till the early years of the internet the "secret" in the secret menus is that customers make special requests for foods and then talk about it and it becomes popular to the point people want it even if it was just a rumor.

  • Never eat at McDonald's, not if you care about your Health.

  • Lol
    Fillet – “fill-aye”

  • I really could not care less for your comments. Thank heavens there are platforms that enable anyone to grumble and berate. Opinions are like arse holes. Everyone has one and everyones elses stinks.
    Deal with it!

  • That's right folks shove a another hamburger down your neck.🤣😂

  • All these people saying they dont eat mc donalds i seen u all licking other peoples wrappers out of the trash cans to get the greasy goodness left on all wrappers u wipe them on ur face and bodies and then lick each other….ur some kind of cult i saw it on 60 minutes

  • SUGAR. the "biggest-ever-kept-secret" seemingly. although it is not to be seen as such. caramelization is actually what "glues" and as well keeps moisture out (of e.g. burgers, fries). There are much more real secrets like e.g. sauce and bread recipes.

  • In-N-Out here I come 🤤

  • Im Don't think that going mds again 😵😨💩🙊

  • I'm sorry, but what was Ronald McDonald manipulating children to do?🤡🤡🤡🤡 Eat a Happy Meal?

  • Bottom line: For once in awhile, I am able to get a delicious hot meal, well-packaged, with napkins, salt, cutlery in under 3
    minutes for a few bucks. No one says to eat this every day. But for a rare treat, I think they deserve their success.
    And btw….I had done my own research and found so much of these anti-McDonalds videos has so much is intentional misinformation.

  • I am a personal friend of Ronald McDonald and he promised me there's nothing wrong with his food!

  • Ronald McDonald is a real fungi!

  • So why is Ray croc a bad guy?

  • You forgot to mention… THE HUMAN MEAT FOUND in your hamburgers…

  • The only thing I like from thire were chikin nuggets and fries

  • CLICK BAIT
    CLICK BAIT

  • There you have it…straight from Mr. Burger King himself.

  • Worst thing about McDonalds? They exist! Shout out to Dire Straits for "Boom, like that".

  • The 5th “fact” of McDonald’s not paying taxes as a crime is quite false. They do pay taxes but not as much as one would think because McDonald’s uses their revenue to reinvest into the business, buying more land which in return they rent it to their franchisees in order to operate. That is why they have grown so much, they keep growing and in return keep creating jobs and contributing to the economy they get great tax write offs. They have their foot in the fast food and real estate industry, two industries that humans basically need because everyone needs land and everyone needs to eat.

  • Is the original McDonald’s restaurant still open?

  • after apocalypse there will be only 2 things of contemporary reality remaining:
    cocroaches and McDonalnd's cocroach reseller

  • Not to mention, the hamburgler is a chronic masturbater

  • Damn, that creepy thumbnail. I knew there was a reason Ronald McDonald hasn't been seen for awhile, now I know why. He is getting old and his face is literally melting off his skull.

  • Interesting video.

  • U think McDonald's food is bad? Just wait 5mins after eating it and then decide how disgusting it is. Don't forget the 5gallon drum of diet Coke to wash it down!!

  • Why is it an awful fact that they have decided not to spend money on changing the signs to reflect how many burgers they have sold? what is awful about that?
    Why is it an awful fact that they company decided to go with the better burger "filet-o-fish" than the worse "hula" burger? what is awful about that?

    You aren't really doing a very good job of researching when you can only find 8 things about McDonalds that can remotely be considered awful.

    Also about not paying tax, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and if they time and again is under scrutiny and not a single time has been found guilty, maybe they are not as guilty as you would like to think? Maybe they are not playing dumb but actually keeping within the tax laws of the countries they are operating in? Just a thought.

  • Clowns generally scare kids.

  • We all saw the movie

  • Aaahhgh! It's NOT a FILL-IT of fish! It's a FILL-A of fish damnit!!

  • CRAPTACULAR PROFITS!

  • Haha world in your face! Thanks for putting this is my recommended! Im vegetarian now, so I can watch these videos now without feeling bad about eating these foods!

  • How do you screw up french fries? You cut potatoes and throw them in hot oil. It's that easy. I like to salt mine but that's all.

  • So how many people are going to stop eating maccas because of this……….0.1%

  • Ok 100% in true
    McDonalds does rot and go bad,
    Hate fast food now
    So bad for you, if you do one thing for your body then stop eating fast food
    Every BITE takes 2 days off your life!
    It is literally killing you! Just stop eating it!!

  • Hi mr Tenz. Look the reason why McDonalds is so big is that unlike you billions of people like McDonalds. It's like Apple, in the 90's everybody loved Apple because they were the under dogs to Microsoft and PC's. Now they are this huge successful company people are starting to hate the company. Dont be a sheep Mr Tenz. So what if its using loopholes to not pay tax it's a business. Complain to your government to close these loopholes not the companies. I am an accountant. I would never advise my clients to pay more tax.

  • I get it people , but yeah the food does go bad if you leave it out , so Please don't listen to this uneducated idiot LOL , he's just tricking you to get sick ,

  • Why the hell do you say phillis o fish?

  • They pay Employees the most measured amount of a tiny squirt of ketchup and mustard. Most gracious!

  • Ronald McDonald, the Clown, in early representations on Commercials… was paid in Fries and Free Tomatoes for his nose. And yeah… the striped suit was free – at least the first one.

    McDonald's has never fully revealed how they disposed of him. Maybe, still a matter of investigation.

    Not sure.

  • If you forget how Crock fooked the concept… remember how Walmart, Family Dollar, Food Lion… FOOKS US ALL!

  • I miss Ronald McDonald. What happened to that guy?

  • The spiteful love of money and the hell with everyone else Sounds like someone now

  • For the record……..Phil –A-o fish ,,,,,NO T sound, lol, hearing filet o fish sounding like phil et o fish is akin to pig nail on a chalk board. For the record.

  • I don't buy that garbage if I want a hamburger or some fries I make them myself I don't waste my money and I don't eat Poison

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