How Many Hamburgers Does McDonald’s Sell Each Year?

McDonald’s representatives say that the company sells a consistent daily average of 75 hamburgers a second. At that rate, the corporation sells roughly 225 million burgers worldwide every year.

Business Insider reports that there were 12,700 McDonald’s restaurants globally in 1992. Nearly 20 years later, the chain had increased that number to 33,000, with plans to expand into China with 200 restaurants.

The official McDonald’s website indicates that, as of 2014, the company operates more than 35,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and serves nearly 70 million people daily. The corporation started with one restaurant in 1954 in California.