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McDonald's Canada

McDonalds Canada
Company nameMcDonald's Canada
(Les Restaurants McDonald du Canada)
Industryfast-food restaurant
FoundedRichmond, British Columbia, Canada (1967)
HeadquartersDon Mills, Ontario
No. of locations1400
Area servedCanada
Key peopleGeorge A. Cohon - Founder
John Betts, President
Dave J. Allen, Chief Operating Officer
ProductsHamburgers, chicken, french fries and soft drinks
Employees77 001
ParentMcDonald's Inc.

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McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, Ltd. ( ) is the Canadian branch of the popular fast-food restaurant chain McDonald's. One of Canada's largest fast-food restaurant chains, the franchise sells food items including hamburgers, chicken, french fries and soft drinks all across the country. McDonald's is known for its high fat and calorie foods, but it also has alternatives such as salads, juices and milk. McDonald's was previously Canada's largest food service operator before being overtaken by Tim Hortons in 2005. The slogans used in Canada are "i'm lovin' it" (in English) and "c'est ça que j'm" (in French).

As of April 2008, deli sandwiches, and the Big Xtra burger are no longer on the menu. The Big Xtra remains available in most Wal-Mart McDonald's.

The BLT Sandwich has been replaced with the BLT served on a ciabatta bun. As of October 2008, the Turkey BLT was removed from McDonald's Menus in Canada.

There are also some new chicken sandwiches also served on ciabatta.

The Big Xtra burger has been replaced with the meatier Angus Burger, which can come with real Canadian Cheddar Cheese.

McDonald's Canadian operations are based in Don Mills, Ontario, in North York. The current McDonald's Canada President is John Betts.

The company was founded by Chicago-born George Cohon. The first store opened in 1968 as the Western Canadian franchisee and operated with the U.S. operations. Cohon was the Eastern Canadian franchise and opened his store in 1968. In 1971, Cohon merged the two operations to one national operation. Cohon was responsible for developing the eastern Canadian franchises. The first McDonald's restaurant in Canada was opened in 1967 in Richmond, British Columbia by western franchise owners. It was also the first McDonald's restaurant outside of the United States. In 2007, McDonald's Canada had 1,400 stores (including Wal-Mart Canada locations) in Canada, and more than 77,000 Canadian employees.

Unlike the United States up until 2004, McDonald's Canada never offered the "Supersize" option on their menu. As well, they never offered the 42-ounce soft drink entitled "Summer Size", which started and ended in the United States in the summer of 2006.

There are McDonald's restaurants in all of the provinces and territories with the exception of Nunavut.

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