It spurred us into looking at McDonald’s and its connections with Sunderland.
It has helped out in the community with events such as litter picks and its staff have made the headlines for their achievements.
But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look and enjoy the memories.
1. What an achievement by Nathan
Nathan Emmerson of McDonalds in High Street West, Sunderland, was selected to work at the McDonald's next to the Olympic Stadium throughout the games in 2012.
Photo: Picture by Angela Burn
2. Cleaning up in 2003
McDonald's staff were involved in a community clear-up near the Plans Farm Estate 19 years ago. Did you take part?
3. What a team in 2012
Staff at McDonalds, North Moor Road, who organised a charity event at the Quayside Exchange in aid of the Ronald Mcdonald House Charity. Can you spot someone you know?
Photo: Picture by Kevin Brady
4. In the picture in 2017
The High Street McDonalds reopened after undergoing a refit 5 years ago.
Photo: Frank Reid