McDonald’s, as everyone already knows is a fast-food company that was founded about 80 years back, in 1940. Starting from a single shop in San Bernardino, California, it is now the world’s largest  fast-food chain, with serving its food in over a hundred countries.

McDonald’s is a name that has everyone hungry and excited. Whether you are a kid or an adult, with its extensive menu and a range of meals and flavors in hamburgers, McDonald’s has something for everyone to enjoy.

It is most famous for its freshly cooked, tasty range of chicken burgers and its perfectly salted, crispy and long French fries. The best thing about McDonald’s is that you can go there at any time of the day and have a fulfilling meal – everything on their menu is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner and sometimes even for a late-night snack.

Since it has numerous franchises in multiple countries, all around the world, McDonald’s has introduced burgers and drinks in specific countries, according to their culture and audience preference.  Although they keep adding new items to their menu, some items are standard, truly timeless and loved in every part of the world.

Here are a few items on the McDonalds menu that are served in almost all of their branches and are equally popular in all countries, where the fast-food chain exists.

Big Mac

Mcdonalds Big Mac

It is hard to even talk about McDonald’s without mentioning their most iconic item – the Big Mac.

The burger was introduced in the 60s, almost 52 years back and since then has been, without any doubt, the most popular item from the McDonald’s menu. In fact, McDonald’s once estimated that they sell about 550 million Big Macs each year!

The thick double patty burger with lettuce and the special sauce has now gotten upsized as well as downsized. McDonald’s has recently introduced two different versions of the Big Mac – The Grand Big Mac and The Big Mac Jr.

Happy Meal

Happy meal

The highlight of everyone’s childhood, McDonald’s happy meal is the most beloved and one of the most successful items on their menu.

Introduced in the late 1970s the happy meal is served in a circus-themed box that contains a hamburger, french fries, and a small simple toy.

McDonald’s has sold more than 3.6 billion Happy meal boxes since its release – in fact, its popularity among kids has made McDonald’s the biggest toy distributor around the world.

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Although McDonald’s is most famous for their burgers, their chicken nuggets are no less popular.

McDonald’s first announced their chicken nuggets in the 1980s and since then have received some really tough competition in the market, but it is safe to say that nobody has been able to beat the taste and fame of Chicken McNuggets. In fact, it has been recorded that McDonald’s chicken nuggets are responsible for about 10 percent of McDonald’s domestic sales.

French Fries

French Fries

What is fast food without a sideline of French fries? French fries have been on the McDonalds menu since the very start which is why it is the classic item of their menu. They serve their salted crispy and perfectly deep-fried French fries with every burger – you can say French fries are a must for every meal.

The best thing about McDonalds French fries, apart from their taste, of course, is that they are available all day, and can be upsized if you want more. There is no doubt that their French fries contribute to a large number of their sales, as it has been estimated that these fries are sold about 9 million times a day at McDonald’s around the globe.

Egg Muffin

Egg Muffin

Although it is the second last item on our list, Egg Muffin is one of the first items served by McDonald’s, when the day starts.

This Egg Muffin is the first true breakfast item that is offered by a fast-food chain. It is a classic breakfast sandwich with poached eggs, bacon, and cheese – however, some variations of this item also include chicken and zesty sausage.

Although it debuted in the 2000s, the Egg Muffin is, without a doubt, the most popular breakfast item since then. It was estimated that these sandwiches contribute to 15 percent of McDonald’s annual sales.



Just as a meal is incomplete without desserts, this list is incomplete without McFlurry.

Rich vanilla ice cream with the infusion of candies and various toppings, McFlurry is a thick and creamy concoction of sweets galore. McFlurry is available in 8 different flavors, mostly named after famous chocolates like M&M, Snickers, Oreo, KitKat, Twix, and Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Since the time of its release, McFlurry has become the most sold dessert offered by McDonald’s and has massive demand all around the world – which is also one of the reasons why McDonald’s keeps making an addition to its flavors.

Why visit McDonald’s?

McDonald’s is one of the biggest fast-food chains operating around the globe. Their popularity can be credited to the quality of their food and their extensive menu – that is perfect for people of all ages.

McDonald’s is a go-to food spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – for adults as well as kids. McDonald’s serves its breakfast throughout the day which means you can easily enjoy a Big Mac with a sideline of egg muffin and hash browns.

The company has also recently introduced its Mc Café, which particularly serves freshly baked goods and hot coffee, making it the perfect restaurant for breakfast.

Been operating since the past 80 years, McDonald’s and its food has still not lost its charm. It is always the safest option for any meal throughout the day, no matter where you are – which is why most people prefer McDonald’s when traveling as well.