McDonald's® Presents... Olympic Fun Facts Straight from Sydney, Australia
Sep 22, 2000
Making Records at Olympic Park, McDonald's Serves Half a Million Meals At The Seven Restaurants at Sydney Olympic Park Big Mac™ Sandwiches and French Fries Are Favorites to Athletes Meal Tally -- More than 500,000 burgers, six-piece Chicken McNuggets™ packs and McMuffin™ meals have been served to date to customers at the 2000 Olympic Games venues. -- With more than 35,000 Big Mac sandwiches and 75,000 orders of French Fries served in the Olympic Village, burgers and French Fries remain favorites with the athletes. On Your Mark, -- As Official Restaurant Partner of the 2000 Olympic Get Set, Eat Games, McDonald's is feeding more than 15,000 athletes, coaches and officials in the Olympic Village restaurants (not open to the public). -- The McDonald's Central Restaurant in Sydney Park will challenge world record sales figures with 23,000 burgers expected to be served daily during the Games. -- During the 2000 Olympic Summer Games, more than 2,000,000 meat patties, 414,469 pounds of potatoes and 26,455 pounds of lettuce will be required to feed athletes, coaches, officials and spectators in the Olympic Food Service Venues at Sydney Olympic Park. -- More than 98,000 Big Mac sandwiches were served just to athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (Equally large numbers are expected in Sydney also) -- The most popular burger in Australia is the McOz™ Burger -- a burger designed to satisfy the tastes of Australian customers by combining 100 percent Australian beef, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion and the secret ingredient -- beetroot -- on a freshly toasted bun. In Australia -- Aussie: Australian (pronounced "Ozzie") did somebody say... -- Brekkie: Breakfast -- G'Day!: Hello! -- Good on ya: Good for you, well done -- Maccas: McDonald's (pronounced "Mackers") -- Oz: Australia Did you know? -- Amy Van Dyken, 2000 gold medalist and 1996 four-time gold medalist in swimming, is a former McDonald's crew member in Colorado, USA. Amy's first job was at McDonald's. -- McDonald's seven Olympic restaurant venues will serve nearly 1.5 million sandwiches in three weeks. -- More than 1,100 crew and 70 managers will work at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games restaurants. -- More than 350 crew and managers will be working at the McDonald's Central restaurant in Sydney Olympic Park, with 80 on shift at any given time. -- McDonald's Main Dining Restaurant in the Olympic Village (opened to athletes, coaches and officials only) will be open around the clock for 33 days during the Olympic Games and will require 200 crew and 12 managers. -- More than 70 "International Crew" from 21 countries around the world will travel to Sydney for the Olympic Games and work in the Olympic Village Main Dining and Casual Dining Restaurants. McDonald's in -- The McOz Burger -- a burger designed to satisfy the Australia tastes of Australian customers by combining 100 percent Australian beef, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion and the secret ingredient -- beetroot -- on a freshly toasted bun. While available at McDonald's restaurants throughout Australia, it is not on the menu at Sydney Olympic Park. -- McDonald's has built the world's largest temporary restaurant in Sydney Olympic Park with the ability to serve 42 customers every minute. -- Currently, there are 685 McDonald's restaurants in Australia. -- McDonald's first restaurant in Australia opened in Yagoona, Bankstown (Sydney) on December 30, 1971. -- McDonald's is one of the largest employers in Australia, with more than 50,000 employees Australia-wide. -- 70 percent of Store Managers and Head Office Staff in Australia started as crew and worked their way up. Contact: In Sydney, Australia, McDonald's Media Information Hotline, 133 623 * Note: Australia's country code is 61 and Sydney's city code is 2; In the United States, McDonald's Corporate Communications, 630-623-3678, or Bonnie Banoff, 312-596-3403; or visit the McDonald's Media Website at www.media.mcdonalds.com .
PRNewswire -- Sept.22
SOURCE: McDonald's Corporation