Hamburger University is a 130, 000squarefoot (12, 000 m 2) training facility of McDonald's, located in Oak Brook, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. This corporate university was designed to instruct personnel employed by McDonald's in the various aspects of restaurant management. More than 80, 000 restaurant managers, mid McDonalds first grillman Fred Turner and the company's first CEO Ray Kroc founded Hamburger University in 1961.
On February 24 of that year, Hamburger University's first class graduated with a whopping 15 students. That number has ballooned in recent years, with campuses sprouting up in Tokyo, London, Sydney, Munich, So Paulo and The McDonald's Corporation is run from a complex near Chicago called" Hamburger Central. " Since 1968, new franchisers have been taught the ABCs of hamburgerology at a school in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, known at Hamburger University.
McDonald's Hamburger University trains students in restaurantmanagement skills and has over 275, 000 graduates. BloombergGetty Located on the McDonald's global campus the Hamburger University of today in no way resembles the original Hamburger University which was in the basement of a McDonald's restaurant back in 1961.
Jun 29, 2016 Fact 5. McDonalds employees can attend Hamburger University. Bloomberg Getty Images Hamburger University Fact 6.
Usain Bolt ate 1, 000 chicken nuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cameron Spencer Getty Images. When Bolt was asked if he was worried about getting fat, Bolt told CNN, Hell no. Thats one Kroc was also a published author, and he cowrote a successful 1977 selfhelp book called Hamburger University is still going strong to this day, as there are now seven locations spread throughout four continents around the world.
Over 275, 000 people have graduated from the prestigious school since it opened in 1961.