McDonalds

Major fast-food chain McDonald's seems to have a restaurant in almost every town throughout many parts of the nation.

Still, it has more locations in some places than others. Read on to discover where you can find the most, least, first and biggest McDonald's.

The state with the most restaurants is California. It has more than 1,250 locations.

You can eat at McDonald's in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Rialto, San Francisco, Temecula, Downey and countless other cities across the Golden State.

On the other hand, some states have more McDonald's restaurants per capita. Examples include Florida, Kansas, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Connecticut and others.

By this measure, West Virginia has the greatest number of McDonald's locations.

Is McDonald's in all 50 states?

Yes, the fast-food chain has locations in every U.S. state. Forty-nine state capitals have one or more restaurants.

There's a location several miles away from the only capital that lacks a McDonald's.

What state has the fewest McDonald's?

North Dakota has the smallest number of restaurants. There are 28 locations in this state.

About one-third of them are found in the largest city, Fargo.

Where was the first McDonald's?

Back in 1948, the McDonald brothers opened their original location in San Bernardino, California.

Franchised restaurants had already begun opening across the nation by the 1950s.

When did McDonald's go international?

Ordering at Mcdonalds

The company opened its first non-U.S. eatery in 1967. The restaurant was located in Canada's British Columbia province.

McDonald's also entered the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico during the same year.

The world's largest fast food chain

McDonald's is the biggest chain of fast food restaurants because it has at least 34,000 locations worldwide.

Starbucks has nearly as many restaurants. It produces greater total revenue, but McDonald's is more profitable.

Where is the largest McDonald's in the world?

You don't have to leave the United States to find it. Orlando, Florida has the biggest restaurant with a square footage of approximately 19,000.

Its statue of Ronald McDonald stands 30 feet tall.

World's largest McDonald's menu

The same restaurant in Orlando has the longest menu.

In addition to the usual items, it sells tortellinis, Belgian waffles and over 40 other foods you won't find at a typical McDonald's.

This is one of the few locations that still sells pizza, and it isn't the same as pizza you might have eaten at McDonald's elsewhere.

Customers can customize their pizzas, choosing the type of cheese for example. There are a wide range of toppings available.

Is there a McDonald's on every continent?

Happy Mcdonald Employee

Almost every continent has McDonald's restaurants. You can find them in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia.

However, Antarctica is apparently too cold and unpopulated to justify even one location.

How many countries have McDonald's?

You can eat at this fast-food outlet in approximately 120 nations around the globe.

Examples include Mexico, Japan, Morocco, Switzerland, and even Kazakhstan.

McDonald's recently became known as Macca's in Australia.

Countries that don't have McDonald's

Still, there are numerous countries without any locations. Among others, they include Iran, Yemen, Iceland, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Tanzania, North Korea, Bolivia, Uganda and Ghana.

Many of these nations have negative relationships with the U.S. government.

While you might guess that there is no McDonald's in Cuba, this isn't entirely correct. A single restaurant can be found on the Caribbean island.

It's located at the American military base known as Guantanamo Bay, which is also home to several other U.S. fast-food outlets.

Number of McDonald's locations in Canada

America's northern neighbor has fewer McDonald's restaurants than the United States but more than some continents.

There are approximately 1,460 locations. They have a somewhat different menu that includes poutine, a meal consisting of french fries, gravy and cheese.

Does Haiti have McDonald's?

Haiti Flag in the map

Despite its proximity to the United States, very little American fast food can be found in this Caribbean island nation.

It doesn't have any McDonald's restaurants. However, at least one Domino's Pizza location operates in Haiti.

Is there a McDonald's in India?

It's a significant fast-food chain in India, but the country has comparatively few locations.

There are about 165 McDonald's restaurants in the world's second-most populous nation.

The company began operating in India more than two decades ago.

Does Colombia have McDonald's?

Yes, the chain has about 75 locations throughout Colombia. The first restaurant opened during the mid-1990s.

These eateries are franchised rather than being owned by the corporation.

McDonald's in South America

There are more than 1,400 locations on the continent. In addition to Colombia, they are found in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay and Brazil.

They offer some menu items you won't see elsewhere, such as McPatatas and McFlurry Pirulin.

Does Germany have McDonald's?

Mcdonalds in Germany

Yes, McDonald's is popular enough to support nearly 1,450 locations in Germany.

They have a significantly different menu in comparison to U.S. restaurants.

France is the only European country where McDonald's maintains a greater presence.

Does Portugal have McDonald's?

Yes, this southern European nation has McDonald's restaurants.

The location in Porto is well-known for its surprisingly attractive appearance.

It can be found in the historic Cafe Imperial's former building.

Does Africa have McDonald's?

Africa has some locations but fewer than most continents. Nearly 400 restaurants are located there, mostly in far northern and southern countries like South Africa and Egypt.

Several American fast-food outlets like Kentucky Fried Chicken and Subway serve customers in Kenya, but McDonald's remains absent.

Where has McDonald's failed?

The fast-food giant wasn't popular in Jamaica and no longer operates any locations there. It has performed poorly in Vietnam but still maintains several restaurants in major cities.

McDonald's eateries failed in certain parts of the United States, such as the remote town of Greenville, Maine.

The company also had to close most of its restaurants inside of Walmart stores.

A lack of drive-up windows and the trend toward online shopping limited their earnings. Around 85 percent of these locations have shut down.

Is there a McDonald's in Alaska?

Welcome to Alaska

Despite its remoteness, Alaska has multiple McDonald's restaurants. They are found in some of the more populated places like Anchorage and Juneau.

These locations offer an exclusive burger called the Denali Mac; it has more beef and sauce than a regular Big Mac.

Only state capital without a McDonald's

There are no locations in Vermont's capital city Montpelier. It's also the smallest state capital.

Montpelier lacks Wendy's and Burger King but does have Dunkin' Donuts.

Where is the biggest McDonald's Play Place?

Like the largest McDonald's restaurant, the biggest Play Place is in Orlando.

It features a huge arcade gaming area and a massive aquarium. The Play Place is a playground found at many McDonald's restaurants.

Where is Hamburger University located?

This training center's campus is in Chicago.

It also has overseas branches in China, Germany, England, Japan, Australia and Brazil.

Hamburger University trains McDonald's managers and executives.

Where are McDonald's headquarters?

The fast-food chain's main office is located in Chicago, Illinois. Its current headquarters were established in 2018.

The company was formerly based in nearby Oak Brook, IL.

Where are Ronald McDonald Houses located?

They can be found near children's hospitals in over 40 countries including the United States, Canada and the U.K.

There are approximately 380 house locations.