Since its incorporation in 1955, McDonald's Corporation has not only become the world's largest quick-service restaurant organization, but has literally changed Americans' eating habits--and increasingly the habits of non-Americans as well. On an average day, more than 46 million people eat at one of the company's more than 31,000 restaurants, which are located in 119 countries on six continents. About 9,000 of the restaurants are company owned and operated; the remainder are run either by franchisees or through joint ventures with local businesspeople. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a seller of Multimixer milkshake machines, learned that brothers Richard and Maurice (Dick and Mac) McDonald were using eight of his high-tech Multimixers in their San Bernardino, California, restaurant. His curiosity was piqued, and he went to San Bernardino to take a look at the McDonalds' restaurant.
McDonalds Copycat Recipe
1/4 cup 7-Up
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups bisquick
Mix together 7-up, buttermilk, Bisquick to smooth dough. Dip hand into just enough more Bisquick you can knead dough in bowl till smooth and elastic. Shape dough into 6 patties of equal size, 1" thick & place 1 patty in center of a greased 9" round layer pan. Arrange the other patties around that. Wipe tops of each in a dab of margarine or margarine. Bake at 450 degrees (very hot oven) 18-20 minutes or till triple in size & golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes