One of McDonald's signature products is celebrating its 50th birthday all over the world this year.
The Big Mac is a hamburger sold by the one of the most influential fast food restaurant chains on the planet. It was introduced in the Greater Pittsburgh area in the United States in 1967 and nationwide in 1968.
This year the popular hamburger is celebrating its first 50 years worldwide including Croatia. In McDonald's restaurants across the country, the Big Mac will be served with little bacon to celebrate its birthday together with its customers.
The legendary Big Mac consists of two 45.4 g beef patties, "special sauce" (a variant of Thousand Island dressing), iceberg lettuce, American cheese, pickles, and onions, served in a three-part sesame seed bun.
In addition, in the last quarter of 2017, globally popular McDonald’s earned $5,34 billion, more than analysts expected ($5,26 billion).
The financial director at McDonald’s Kevin Ozan recently announced that the company would invest around $2,4 billion of its capital and open up to 1,000 new restaurants around the world in 2018. This global expansion of the popular fast food chain also includes the opening of three new restaurants in Croatia.
McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in the Croatian capital of Zagreb on the 2nd of February 1996. Over the past 22 years, it has been operating in the country opening restaurants in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Šibenik, Pula, Sisak, Varaždin, Velika Gorica and Karlovac. In the last business year, the franchise giant came to Slavonski Brod and opened its 29th restaurant in Croatia.