The Mcdonald’s Worldwide Empire

Countries with current McDonald’s locations in yellow, in black showing their former locations and in blue showing their military locations
RankCountryNumber of RestaurantsNumber of Restaurants per 100K People
1United States of America14,1464.3
2Japan2,9752.4
3China2,3910.17
4Germany1,4761.8
5Canada1,4503.9
6France1,4192.1
7United Kingdom1,2741.9
8Australia9203.7
9Brazil8120.39
10Russian Federation6450.44
11Philippines5720.54
12Italy5710.94
13Spain5071.1
14South Korea4500.87
15Taiwan4131.8
16Poland4031.0
17Mexico4020.32
18India2900.022
19Malaysia2710.83
20Saudi Arabia2630.79
21South Africa2520.44
22Turkey2500.31
23The Netherlands2451.4
24Thailand2400.35
25Argentina2220.50
26Sweden2022.0
27Austria1952.2
28Israel1852.1
29Indonesia1700.064
30Switzerland1672.0
31New Zealand1663.4
32United Arab Emirates1651.7
33Portugal1481.4
34Singapore1362.4
35Venezuela1330.42
36Egypt100.00.10
37Czech Republic95.00.90
38Guatemala94.00.54
39Hungary89.00.91
40Ireland89.01.8
41Denmark88.01.5
42Colombia81.00.16
43Ukraine80.00.19
44Chile77.00.44
45Belgium74.00.65
46Norway73.01.4
47Kuwait72.01.7
48Romania70.00.36
49Finland65.01.2
50Pakistan60.00.030
51Panama57.01.4
52Costa Rica54.01.1
53Bulgaria42.00.60
54Qatar42.01.7
55Morocco41.00.12
56Peru40.00.13
57Lebanon33.00.54
58Jordan31.00.30
59Dominican Republic31.00.30
60Serbia30.00.43
61Slovakia30.00.55
62Croatia30.00.72
63Ecuador27.00.16
64Greece23.00.21
65Oman23.00.46
66Bahrain23.01.5
67Uruguay21.00.60
68Slovenia20.00.97
69El Salvador20.00.30
70Paraguay19.00.27
71Cyprus18.02.1
72Vietnam17.00.018
73Belarus14.00.15
74Georgia14.00.38
75Lithuania13.00.46
76Latvia12.00.62
77Azerbaijan12.00.12
78Kazakhstan11.00.060
79Luxembourg10.01.7
80Malta10.02.1
81Estonia10.00.76
82Honduras8.00.089
83Mauritius7.00.55
84Sri Lanka7.00.033
85Trinidad and Tobago6.00.44
86Nicaragua6.00.095
87Moldova5.00.14
88Andorra5.06.4
89Fiji4.00.45
90Bosnia and Herzegovina4.00.11
91The Bahamas3.00.79
92Suriname2.00.35
93Monaco2.05.2
94Brunei2.00.47
95Liechtenstein1.002.6
96Bolivia1.000.00884
97Gibraltar1.0049.6
98Cuba1.000.00891
99Isle of Man1.001.3
100Jersey1.00
101Iraq1.000.00254
102Samoa1.000.50
103San Marino1.003.0
125Tunisia00
129Kenya0

The french fries are good.

Slawburgers and Possum Sacks

Nine Pound Hammer is an American cowpunk band formed in 1985 by vocalist Scott Luallen and guitarist Blaine Cartwright (later of Nashville Pussy) in their hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Though not recorded until 1988, the band were one of the initial wave of acts to combine the roots sound of country music with punk rock, and became a forerunner to subsequent roots-punk artists.

Chicken Box, corn dog, hot grits, pecan logs, watermelon, pigs feet, fried squirrel, head cheese.
Pork brains, sweet tea, hamhocks, butter beans, chopped mutton, bugoo, bananner puddin, Yoo-Hoo!

Run fat boy, run! Run fat boy, run! [2x]

Frog’s legs, funnel cake, fatback, Ale-8, spare ribs, bar-b-q, moon pies, Mountain Dew. Cornbread, Texas Pete, Duck-n-Dumplings, jowels with teeth. Buttered biscuits, Little Debbies, Bunny Bread, whistleberries!

Run fat boy, run! Run fat boy, run![2x]

Collard greens, gumbo, steak fries, Ho-Ho’s, catfish, candied yams, deviled eggs, country ham. Slawburger, fried pies, sweet potatoes, pork rinds, possum sack, deer meat, neck roast, sugarbeets. Whipped taters, rabbit stew, goat nuts, Goo Goos. Breakfast bar, Meat-n-3, feedin’ time, Let’s Eat!

Hungry now?

Gargantuan Grotesque Potato Unearthed in New Zealand May be Largest Ever Found

A New Zealand couple cleaning out their vegetable garden were astounded when they unearthed an enormous potato that weighs a staggering 17 pounds. Colin and Donna Craig-Brown reportedly made the incredible discovery back in August as they were in the process of preparing for the forthcoming spring season Down Under. As Colin was attempting to turn some soil over with a hoe, the tool struck a sizeable solid object that made him stop in his tracks.

Carefully and slowly digging around the oddity, he eventually pulled a massive and wildly misshapen potato out of the ground. The jaw-dropping spud was so peculiar that Colin and Donna actually debated whether or not it was a potato until he poked it with a fork and confirmed that to be the case. The couple believes that the tremendous tuber, which they dubbed ‘Doug,’ had been growing unnoticed in their garden for the past two years as that was the last time that they planted potatoes.

Their amazement was compounded when they eventually put the vegetable on a scale and saw that it weighs an extraordinary 17 pounds. A subsequent check online found that the spud easily surpasses the current record holder for the title of the world’s largest potato, which is a ‘mere’ 11 pounds. However, the couple and Doug now find themselves in something of a race against time as it could take up to 12 weeks for Guinness to confirm the tuber’s championship status.

As such, the Craig-Browns have wrapped the potato in two plastic bags and are keeping it in their freezer in order to prevent it from losing too much water weight before the final judgment from Guinness can be handed down. Should the spud be awarded the title, Donna declared that “there will be a celebration.” However, Doug’s fate beyond that point remains uncertain as self-described “hobbyist homebrewer’ Craig has considered using the tuber to create a special vodka or, failing that, he jokingly mused “we’ll fence it off and I reckon I could charge at least five bucks admission.”

I Thought Orange Crush only had One Flavor

Wow, was I mistaken.

Flavors

A 12oz Crush strawberry soda
Crush Apple
Crush Banana
Crush Berry Blast
Crush Berry Punch
Crush Berry Pomegranate
Crush Birch Beer (Newfoundland, also available at some Sobeys grocery chains across Canada)
Crush Blue Raspberry
Crush Bubblegum (Slush only)
Crush Cherry (2009–)
Crush Chocolate
Crush Cola (Kuwait, 1970s–1990s)
Crush Cream Soda (Canada and UK); sold clear in Québec, and Newfoundland and Labrador; sold pink in the rest of Canada
Crush Frozen Orange Dream
Crush Tropical Punch
Crush Fruity Red
Crush Ginger Beer
Crush Grapefruit
Crush Grape
Crush Lemon
Crush Lemonade
Crush Lemon-Lime
Crush Lime
Crush Lime Rickey
Crush Nectar
Crush Orange
Crush Orange Dry
Crush Peach
Crush Peach Sour
Crush Pear
Crush Pineapple (Originally sold only in Newfoundland)
Crush Pink Grapefruit
Crush Red Cream
Crush Red Licorice
Crush Root Beer
Crush Sarsi
Crush Soda Water (Kuwait, 1970s–1990s)
Crush Sour Apple (briefly offered in 2005)
Crush Spruce Beer
Crush Strawberries ‘n’ Cream
Crush Strawberry
Crush Strawberry Lemonade
Crush Tuti-Fruti
Crush Wild Cherry Cola
Crush Watermelon
Diet Crush Apple
Diet Crush Cream Soda
Diet Crush Grape
Diet Crush Lime
Orange Crush Light (in Chile)
Diet Crush Orange

Crush is a brand of carbonated soft drinks owned and marketed internationally by Keurig Dr Pepper, originally created as an orange soda, Orange Crush. Crush mainly competes with Coca-Cola’s Fanta, and Sunkist. It was created in 1911 by beverage and extract chemist Neil C. Ward. Most flavors of Crush are caffeine-free.

Bottles were originally ribbed and at one point made of brown glass.

Joey Chestnut just keeps rapidly slamming back those hot dogs

Joseph Christian Chestnut (born November 25, 1983) is an American competitive eater. He is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. He is a Vallejo, California, native and resides in Westfield, Indiana. Chestnut’s height is 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m); his weight is 230 pounds (100 kg).

On July 4, 2007, Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi by consuming a world record 66 hot dogs and buns (HDB) in 12 minutes, after losing to Kobayashi in 2005 and 2006. The following year, he successfully defended his title by winning a five hot dog eat-off after tying Kobayashi in consuming 59 HDB in ten minutes. On July 4, 2009, Chestnut beat Kobayashi again, by consuming a world record 68 HDB and winning his third consecutive title. On July 4, 2010, Chestnut took home his 4th consecutive Mustard Belt eating 54 HDB. The 2010 contest was a runaway victory, as Kobayashi did not compete due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating. On July 4, 2011, he won his fifth-consecutive championship with 62 HDB. 2012 marked his sixth consecutive win, when Chestnut tied his own world record from 2009 by devouring 68 HDB. In 2013, Chestnut captured his seventh straight title, eating a total of 69 HDB, breaking his previous world record. In 2014, Chestnut captured his eighth straight title eating a total of 61 HDB.

Chestnut lost the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest to Matt Stonie. On July 4, 2016, Chestnut regained the championship belt from Stonie by eating 70 hot dogs; 3.5 hot dogs short of his record-setting qualifying round. A year later on July 4, 2017, he raised the bar again by raising his record to 72 hot dogs; and again the following year to a world record of 74. In 2019, he secured a twelfth title with 71 HDB, but failed to beat his previous record. In 2020, he consumed 75 HDB, a world record for the contest. In 2021, he consumed 76 HDB, breaking his own world record for the contest.

Chestnut, a San Jose State University student, entered the competitive eating scene in 2005 with a break-out performance in the deep-fried asparagus eating championship, in which he beat high-ranked eater Rich LeFevre by eating 6.3 pounds (2.9 kg) of asparagus in 11.5 minutes. That same year, during Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, he ate 32 HDB, placing third behind Takeru Kobayashi and Sonya Thomas.

On October 22, 2005, Chestnut set a new world record for downing 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in ten minutes at the Arizona State Fair, as part of the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship circuit.

Chestnut defeated Thomas in the Waffle House World Waffle Eating Championship and placed second to her in a Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship qualifier, eating 56 Krystal Burgers in eight minutes to her 57. He later beat her by eating 91 hamburgers in the finals, finishing second to the 97 hamburgers consumed by Kobayashi.

Chestnut trains by fasting and by stretching his stomach with milk, water and protein supplements. Since the start of his competitive eating career, his competition weight has varied from 225–240 pounds (102–109 kg). After winning his sixth consecutive hot dog eating contest in 2012 by eating 68 hot dogs, he stated, “I will not stop until I reach 70. This sport isn’t about eating. It’s about drive and dedication, and at the end of the day, hot dog eating challenges both my body and my mind.” He says he trains for hot dog eating competitions by cooking hot dogs at his house and then eating them in a simulated competition style. He starts with 40 hot dogs and then works his way up until he is in game shape. He compared it to running or lifting weights for other athletes.

This is not exactly a classic sports moment.