Rather than just count the number of burgers sold, I'm curious about something else: If, instead of selling 242 billion burgers about 3" diameter, MacDonald's sold just ONE burger, but 242 billion times as big, just how big would that one burger be?
If you maintained the same thickness? 1.5 million inches (or 23 miles = 37 km) in diameterAlthough I think they're a bit bigger than 3" in diameter
Nice work. I checked the data with McDonald's and cited this number in a WSJ piece today: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323301104578258113829116672.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_markets
You should update this, i always dream of it hitting 1 trillion.
I suppose we'd have crossed 400 billion by now
No, that would mean they sold over 100 billion burgers in the last year, which is not reasonable.
Maybe this is an urban myth, but didn't someone once attempt to sue McDonald's claiming that there was no way they could have sold the numbers of burgers claimed? I heard the case was tossed out of court.