There’s news out, reported here by MSNBC, among others, that McDonald’s is going to open 1,000 new restaurants

concentrated in China, Australia, Russia, Germany, France and the U.S.

That’s a lot of burgers and fries.

It would be interesting to compare the number and rate of increase of McDonald’s restaurants to the populations of the countries the firm is in. ┬áCountries with a low population growth might not be as good a place to go as places with comparatively higher growth rates (such as the US). ┬áBut where will all those cows and potatoes come from?