President Ronald Reagan Eats Big Mac

They're Loving It: The Rich and Famous at McDonald's

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Billions and billions served, including quite a few of the rich and famous. McDonald's has been a staple of American culture, for better or for worse, since it first opened its doors in 1955. It expanded globally with its first international storefront in 1967, and hasn't stopped growing since. Over all of those years, and all of those restaurants, politicians, celebrities, and even some royals have stopped by for that iconic taste.

BURGER QUEEN Anwar Hussein/Getty Images BURGER QUEEN America's favorite fries aren't just for Americans. Here, Queen Elizabeth II arrives at a McDonald's in Cheshire, England, in 1998. I WANT YOU BACK Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images I WANT YOU BACK Two of the Jackson Five (Marlon and Jermaine Jackson) eat at a McDonald's in Japan in 1973.

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SLAP SHOT Lane Stewart/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images SLAP SHOT Hockey star Wayne Gretsky eats at a McDonald's in Canada in 1978, back when he played for the minor leagues. ON THE RIGHT CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images ON THE RIGHT Pat Buchanan and his wife Shelley eat at McDonald's in South Carolina during his presidential run in 1996. AND THE LEFT Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images AND THE LEFT Bill Clinton after jogging to McDonald's in 1992. WE BELONG TOGETHER New York Daily News Archive/NY Daily News via Getty Images WE BELONG TOGETHER Mariah Carey tries to eat a fry in peace in Times Square in 1999. ROCK OUT Paul Natkin/Getty Images ROCK OUT The British metal band Motörhead hang out with Ronald McDonald at a McDonald's in Chicago in 1983. BACK IN TOWN Chalkie Davies/Getty Images BACK IN TOWN Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy visits a McDonald's in St. Louis in 1978. LOVE IT Getty Images LOVE IT A young Joseph Gordon-Levitt tears into a McDonald's burger in 2003 in New York City.



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