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Big Mac: Inside the McDonald's Empire

About the Show

CNBC cameras and correspondent Carl Quintanilla traveled across the country and journeyed as far away as China to give viewers an unprecedented look at how a quick-serve hamburger stand grew into one of the most famous brands on the planet.

McDonald’s serves 52 million people daily. But only CNBC viewers will visit the company’s test kitchens…meet the head chef…and learn the secrets of the secret sauce!

You’ll never think of McDonald’s the same way again.

Web Extras

  • Big Mac: Back in the Day... Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:50 PM ET
    McDonald's Drive-In Re-Opened in 1948

    Click to take a look at how McDonald's evolved from its humble beginnings into a global fast-food powerhouse.

  • Did You Know? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Appetizing tidbits about McDonald's products.

  • Big Mac: Big Business Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 12:01 AM ET
    Big Mac: Big Business

    Carl Quintanilla travels to Darien, CT, for a look inside one of the busiest McDonald's stores.

  • Climbing the Corporate Ladder Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM ET
    Climbing the Corporate Ladder

    Store ops mgr. Tyrone Davis talks about working his way up McDonald's corporate ladder.

  • In the Kitchen Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 12:02 AM ET
    In the Kitchen

    Go inside McDonald'€™s secret test kitchen, run by Chef Dan Coudreaut.

  • McDonald's Founder Ray Crock Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 12:03 AM ET
    McDonald's Founder Ray Crock

    Ray Crock on how McDonald's was launched, from NBC's "Tomorrow Show" with Tom Snyder 1977.

  • Hamburger University Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 12:04 AM ET
    Hamburger University

    McDonald's "Hamburger University" course on how to be a great McDonald'€™s employee (1976).

  • Hula Burger Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 12:05 AM ET
    Hula Burger

    The life and death of the McDonald'€™s "Hula Burger," with Tom Brokaw on NBC’s "Today Show," 1977.

  • Big Mac in China Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM ET
    Big Mac in China

    The fast-food giant's growth in China, with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

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  • Carl Quintanilla

    Carl Quintanilla is an Emmy-winning reporter and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," broadcast live from the NYSE.