McDonald’s is a restaurant chain of fast food . Its main products are the burgers , sandwiches , fries , breakfast menus, drinks , smoothies , desserts and, recently, salads and fruit . In most restaurants have included several children’s play areas. Serves approximately 47 million customers a day. In 1940 , brothers Dick and Mac McDonald decided to create the company, entering the fast food 8 years later. But his leap was in 1955 with the first franchise, taken by the executive Ray Kroc .
Over the years it has been extended to be one of the restaurants with a greater presence in the world, becoming a symbol of the United States , the fast food, capitalism and globalization . McDonald’s is the fast food chain in the world and provides a variety of sandwiches, snacks and other products. This global presence prompted the British publication The Economist develop the Big Mac index , which is to compare the price of a burger (the Big Mac , the most famous of the chain) in all countries where we sell and establish a common parameter cost of living in each country and whether the currencies are overvalued with respect to the U.S. dollar .