What is the McDonald's sign referring to when it says "Over 100 billion served?" That's not the number of customers served, but the number of beef patties sold since McDonald's first opened its doors in the forties. A hamburger counts as one patty. A Big Mac counts as two.
McDonald's sold its 11 billionth hamburger in 1972, the same year that this sandwich, the Quarter Pounder, was added to the growing menu. That was also the year large fries were added and founder Ray Kroc was honored with the Horatio Alger Award (the two events are not related). In 1972, the 2,000th McDonald's opened its doors, and by the end of that year McDonald's had finally become a billion-dollar corporation.
Source: More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.
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- 1 sesame seed bun
- 1/4 pound ground beef
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon chopped onion
- 2 dill pickle slices
- 2 slices American cheese
- Do This
1. Brown the faces of the bun in a large frying pan over medium heat.
2. Roll the ground beef into a ball and then flatten on wax paper until about 1/4 inch thick.
3. Cook the burger for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Salt each side during the cooking.
4. Spread ketchup and then the mustard on the top bun, then add onion and pickle.
5. Place 1 slice of cheese on the bottom bun, then the beef patty, then the other slice of cheese.
6. Top off the sandwich with the top bun.
7. Microwave on high for 15 seconds.
Makes 1 burger.