McDonald’s Day - April 15
Mon, Apr 15, 2024

McDonald’s Day

McDonald’s Day is an annual global celebration of the famous McDonald’s fast food chain. It is celebrated on April 15. Today, we enjoy stopping by the cozy establishments between work or just on the way to enjoy delicious hot burgers, fries, delicious ice cream, or coffee.


The creation of McDonald’s Day commemorates the beginning of the first establishment in San Bernardino, California, on May 15, 1940. Its founders were brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. Initially they were in the barbecue business, and the business grew steadily. However, they later found out that hamburgers were in great demand among residents. They converted their building into a self-service outlet in 3 months. Simple dishes such as burgers, chips, pie, drinks and more appeared on the menu.

In 1954, the brothers met Ray Kroc, a milkshake maker. They were ordering products from him. Kroc was excited about their business and saw potential there, which led him to the idea of buying the franchise rights. It was on April 15, 1955, that his fast food establishments opened in Illinois. Further relations with the brothers were difficult as they felt the competition and their views on doing business differed. Eventually in 1961, Kroc bought the company outright. The brothers ran their first and only establishment until bankruptcy, and Ray became the owner of a huge and successful business.

Interesting facts

  • The McDonald’s brothers implemented the “Quick Service System,” which allowed for the shortest possible turnaround time for orders.
  • Today there are more than 37,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide.
  • The company’s average daily earnings are about $70 million a day.

How to celebrate

Visit McDonald’s restaurants by yourself or with friends/relatives. Enjoy a taste of your favorite foods or try something new. Learn more interesting information about the fast-food chain today.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, how often do they visit McDonald’s?

When McDonald’s Day celebrated in 2024?

McDonald’s Day is observed on April 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday April 15 2024
Tuesday April 15 2025