In 1996, McDonald’s opened its first shop in Vasant Vihar area of Delhi. McDonald’s is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United tates. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. The first time a McDonald’s franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald’s had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Ilinois, but has approved plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by 2018.
We’ve all visited McDonald’s. There’s so much to observe about the brand but we love to concentrate just on their burgers and fries. Last time we told you why these big restaurant logos use red and yellow colour? Now we’ll tell you the reason behind small “c” in between capital “M” & “D” in “McDonald’s”. Ideally, it should be like “Mc Donald’s” or “Mcdonald’s”, but what’s the reason behind keeping the “c” small and not keeping a space between the two words?
Even in name like “McGrath”, popular alcohol brand, “McDowell’s”, the pattern is same. Below is the reason for same.”Mc” is the short form of “Mac” which is a Gaelic term meaning “son of”. Earlier people used the word “Mac” but as the time passed, they found a short form and started using only “Mc”.
“McDonald’s” means the “Son of Donald’s” here and because “Donald” is a proper name, “D” is kept capital and is combined with “Mc”.
In some cases, there are names like ” John McMaster”. It doesn’t mean “Master” is someone’s name. “Master” here means a profession and in some cases, “Mc” is also used before the name of someone’s father’s profession. Like “John McMaster” is a son of someone who has been a teacher or professor.