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Ronald McDonald

R onald McDonald made his first public appearance in Washington, D.C. in 1963, and made his first national appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 1966.

Ronald resides in McDonaldland but is at home anywhere he goes. Ronald is intelligent and sensitive, but always clown-like. He can do nearly anything, including feats of magic. His favorite food is hamburgers, and his favorite people are children.

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Grimace A big, fuzzy purple fellow, Grimace is Ronald's special pal. He looks up to Ronald as the ultimate authority in everything, and he's happiest when they can be together, having fun or sharing McDonald's food.

Everyone loves Grimace because of his innocent, loving nature. He's enthusiastic, eager and easily pleased.

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Birdie, the Early Bird
Birdie B irdie is a bright, cheerful, enthusiastic bird. Being a bird, she loves to fly. Unfortunately, she hasn't mastered the art of landing yet. But, her attempts are delightfully comical.

She puts a lot of energy into everything she does - sports, dancing, exercise, and especially flying. She is always smiling, happy, bright-eyed and optimistic. And, as her name indicates, her favorite time of the day is morning.

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The Hamburglar
Hamburglar H amburglar is one of Ronald's friends one of the gang who shares in the fun and activities in McDonaldland. He's also a fun-loving prankster who loves McDonald's hamburgers and cheeseburgers so much he'll do almost anything to get one.

He causes all sorts of problems for Ronald and other McDonaldland characters, making off with their burgers whenever he gets a chance. But, he never gets away with them because Ronald is always there to stop him.

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