NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
McDonald's Corp., the world's biggest restaurant chain, has named a new CEO after Jim Cantalupo died of an apparent heart attack Monday.
Here are key facts about the company.
Headquarters - Oak Brook, Illinois
Restaurants - More than 30,000 in 119 countries, serving 47 million customers a day.
Sales and earnings - Total revenue $17.1 billion* in 2003, up from $15.4 billion in 2002.
Net income $1.5 billion, or $1.15 a share, in 2003, up from $894 million, or 70 cents a share, in 2002.
Stock performance - The company went public in 1965, and is one of 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average. The stock is up about 10 percent year-to-date, making it the second-best performer in the Dow Jones industrial average.
History - Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois, in 1955, with an idea from brothers Dick and Mac McDonald, who ran a fast-service hamburger outlet in San Bernardino, Calif.
Kroc, then a milkshake machine distributor, met the brothers and pitched the idea of opening a chain of fast-service restaurants.
*System-wide sales, includes franchisee owned locations.
Sources: Company reports, Reuters