We’ve already seen a bunch of famous people, such as sports stars and politicians, connected to the McDonald’s brand, and among these well-known people is the ’80s metal band Motorhead. The British band was spotted getting silly at a McDonald’s branch in Chicago in the summer of 1983.
Motorhead is considered to be one of the prototypes of the new wave of British metal and therefore resurrected the field of metal in the late ’70s and early ’80s. They released 23 studio albums and had a career spanning more than 40 years. Apparently, they enjoyed dining at McDonald’s too while on tour in the States.
Dieter Hallervorden and Ronald
McDonald's was a magnet for all sorts of people, including the German star Dieter Hallervorden. In 1983 the star was spotted with Ronald McDonald in Los Angeles. Hallervorden is a comedian, actor, singer, and cabaret artist who clawed himself to fame in the '70s following his leading role in a slapstick comedy series called "Nonstop Nonsense."
Even though Hallervorden is a well-respected actor and artist who's been active for decades, he is best known for his annoyingly humorous role in Die Didi-Show, which aired in 1989. Of course, it's only natural to spot the Ronald McDonald clown and this funny actor together, pulling stunts outside a McDonald's.
National Aborigines Week
Among the many good causes that McDonald's has mingled into, one of these occasions took place in the city of the land deep down under in Canberra, Australia. The Aboriginal Development Commission arranged a lunch to cater for 30 children of Aboriginal origins, which took place at a McDonald's branch in the capital city.
Usually, Aborigines are out of mind, but not over this time of National Aborigines Week which still happens to this day, taking place on the first week of July. McDonald's provided burgers, chips, drinks, sweets, and of course, Ronald McDonald party hats to go with the festive occasion.
There's no doubting the fact that McDonald's is the most prosperous fast-food firm in the entire world. As a matter of fact, they are probably the most successful franchise the world has ever seen if you consider the fact that they are present in almost 120 countries around the globe today.
The company has a valuation of over 200 billion, which is no mean feat. Who wouldn't want to have a piece of this pie by owning a franchise with the McDonald's brand written all over it? It's no wonder why Jim Jones, a franchise owner in 1984, looks so thrilled in this picture. He had his very own slice of big McDonald's pie.
In the late '70s, the fast food competition was tough, and McDonald's wanted to do something new with chicken. But not the standard chicken pieces that their competitors were doing. They wanted something new and something different. Something that would set them apart from their competitors. After a lot of planning and playing around with poultry, they developed chicken nuggets.
They're made up of reconstituted chicken pieces that are sealed in a delicious batter and finished off in the frier to get a small bundle of finger-licking crispy goodness. Shortly after the invention of the revolutionary chicken nuggets, dubbed McNuggets, McDonald's had to promote their spectacular invention. Here is Mark Vozzo eating chicken McNuggets for advertising in the late '80s.