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 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:
32,000Square footage of the new McDonald's, the largest in the world, according to New York's Daily News
2Floors the McDonald's will have
1,500Diners the new McDonald's will seat, according to the Associated Press
14,000Diners the McDonald's expects to serve each day
1.7 millionDiners it expects to serve over the entire games
50,000Big Macs to be served
4McDonald'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.
24Hours 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.
2,000Staffers McDonald's will bring in to work at the four locations
36Years 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.
2,500 to 3,000Calories a day that the average man should consume, according to the FDA
540Calories in a Big Mac
22Big Macs Phelps could theoretically consume each day of the Olympics under his reported eating regimen
17Days the London Olympics will last, from the Opening Ceremony on July 27 to the Closing Ceremony on August 12
374Big Macs Phelps could theoretically consume throughout the entire games