Mcdonalds as an Organization

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Basically, an organization is a group of people intentionally organized to accomplish an overall, common goal or set of goals. Business organizations can range in size from two people to tens of thousands. There are several important aspects to consider about the goal of the business organization. These features are explicit (deliberate and recognized) or implicit (operating unrecognized, "behind the scenes"). Ideally, these features are carefully considered and established, usually during the strategic planning process. (Later, we'll consider dimensions and concepts that are common to organizations.) Since McDonalds is a company which means it has a lot of employee who are working together to achieving a certain goal than it is considered an organization. McDonalds is the largest chain of fast food restaurants in the globe. McDonald's restaurants are found in 119 countries around the world that serves nearly 47 million customers per day. It has more than 31,000 restaurants worldwide, and employee over 1.5 million people. This business was found in 1940 under the name of “speedee” by the brothers McDonalds, and it was the first establishment and appearance of fast food restaurant, then the business transferred to Ray Kroc, who then expanded the business to nine branches, than into many international markets which reflected the way of American life style. McDonald's predominantly sells hamburgers, various types of chicken sandwiches and products, French fries, soft drinks, breakfast items, and desserts. In most markets, McDonald's offers salads and vegetarian items, wraps and other localized fare. Portugal is the only country with McDonald's restaurants serving soup. This local deviation from the standard menu is a characteristic for which the chain is particularly known, and one which is employed either to abide by regional food taboos (such as the religious prohibition of beef consumption in India) or to make available foods with which the regional market is...
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