11 things about McDonald's that may surprise you

  • 1 in 8 U.S. workers has been employed by McDonald’s

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    McDonald's is also one of the country's biggest employers, with 420,000 workers at the end of 2014. Over its history, the fast-food chain has employed 1 in 8 Americans, according to an estimate in the book "Fast Food Nation."

    Those include celebrities and successful business people, ranging from Amazon.com (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos to pop singer Pink. Bezos told Fast Company that "one of the great gifts I got from that job is that I can crack eggs with one hand. My favorite shift was Saturday morning. The first thing I would do is get a big bowl and crack 300 eggs into it."