Everyone knows how good McDonald’s fries are. Somehow they always taste the same, and they’re always cooked or, shall we say, fried to perfection. The outer crispy layer gives a satisfying crunch with every bite, and the salt content is perfect for bringing the potatoes to life.
Let’s not even get started with the soft, fluffy inside, some or other magical formulation of potato, oil, and heat. Every bite is warm and satisfying, and before you know it, you’ve gobbled the whole red box of fries down. McDonald’s always takes care to select the perfect potatoes for frying, and that’s the Russet varieties. We think it’s safe to say that McFries are, hands down, the best in the fast-food industry.
Birthday Celebrations at Mickey Dee's
If you were growing up anywhere from the '70s to the '00s, there were various paths to becoming popular at school. In doing so, you could first try to be a funny or likable person. If that doesn't go down too well, then you could always try inviting all your class friends to celebrate your birthday party at McDonald's.
Birthday parties at McDonald’s are epic! Every invitee would get a Happy Meal, a slice of cake, and perhaps a lucky packet. After the McFeast, you and your buddies could then spend the rest of the party playing with each other in the indoor playground. What more could kids possibly ask for?
McDonald's Always Stays Constant, Even When Economies Don't
Just like trends come and go, so do times of economic crisis and economic prosperity. In the early '70s, the Western world suffered a brief economic downturn. The period dubbed "The 1973-1975 recession" was characterized by simultaneous low employment and high inflation. A lot of qualified men and women were seeking various ways to find work as economic growth was low and jobs were scarce.
At least McDonald's was and always will be consistent in times when the economy is not. Qualified or not, the general public could always find a way out by working at McDonald’s in tough economic situations. Tony Poulos, a former geology student, found clarity during the early '70s economic crisis by flipping patties.
A McDonald's Marriage
You can't really go wrong with flower arches like these, can you? In 1975 one McDonald's employee by the name of Annette Scaramozza requested to marry her best friend, Anthony Francis, at her workplace at McDonald's. Somehow McDonald's was a bit different back then and consented to this.
Not sure how this would go down today, but you have to admit that these two look absolutely adorable! Scaramozza wanted to share her special day of wedding celebration with her coworkers, and what better place to do this than at McDonald's?! We're guessing their special day was a hit and filled with lots of delicious McDonald's treats and delicacies.
Ronald McDonald, the Face of McDonald's
Before clowns turned out to be spooky villains, McDonald's still used Ronald McDonald as its mascot. As the face of McDonald's, Ronald was always present at a lot of charity and fundraiser events when he was still around. It's no secret how active McDonald's has been in the past when it comes to philanthropic drives.
Besides all the humanitarian drives, McDonald's was also heavily involved in family fairs and events to not only promote their brand but also to increase the integration of their brand in society. Ronald McDonald acted as the brand ambassador and made sure that everyone perceived this brand as a family-friendly franchise.