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The London Olympics' monstrous, record-setting McDonald's: By the numbers
Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and millions of spectators will soon be able to dine at London's new 32,000-square-foot McDonald's, the world's largest
 
The newly constructed McDonald's at Olympic Park in East London features 20 cashier lines and is expected to serve 14,000 diners a day.
The newly constructed McDonald's at Olympic Park in East London features 20 cashier lines and is expected to serve 14,000 diners a day.
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

The London Olympics are the world's biggest showcase for athletes at the pinnacle of physical fitness and health. But this summer, the Olympics will also play host to the world's biggest hocker of hamburgers and fries. McDonald's just announced the exact scope of its temporary restaurant at the London Olympics — and it's a "1,500-hundred seat monstrosity," says The Daily Beast. Here's how the record-setting fast food establishment breaks down: 

32,000
Square footage of the new McDonald's, the largest in the world, according to New York's Daily News

2
Floors the McDonald's will have

1,500
Diners the new McDonald's will seat, according to the Associated Press

20
Cashier lines

14,000
Diners the McDonald's expects to serve each day

1.7 million
Diners it expects to serve over the entire games

50,000
Big Macs to be served

4
McDonald's locations at the Olympics. Besides the super-sized flagship, there's one normal restaurant, one eatery in Athletes Village, and another in the Media Center.

24
Hours the Athletes Village McDonald's will be open each day. "The one in Athletes Village is likely to be the busiest of all of them and athletes know more than most people what they should and shouldn't be eating," says Jill McDonald, chief executive of McDonald's U.K.

2,000
Staffers McDonald's will bring in to work at the four locations

36
Years McDonald's has been an official Olympics sponsor. Britain's Academy of Royal Medical Colleges recently complained that having the fast food giant as an Olympic sponsor sends the wrong message.

12,000
Calories that U.S. Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps reportedly consumes each day during training, according to Fox News. (Phelps denies the report.)

2,500 to 3,000
Calories a day that the average man should consume, according to the FDA

540
Calories in a Big Mac

22
Big Macs Phelps could theoretically consume each day of the Olympics under his reported eating regimen

17
Days the London Olympics will last, from the Opening Ceremony on July 27 to the Closing Ceremony on August 12

374
Big Macs Phelps could theoretically consume throughout the entire games

Sources: AP, Daily Beast, Daily News, Fox News, London 2012, McDonald's, The Sun

 

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