12 of the most interesting interview questions you may have to answer if you want to work at McDonald's

mcdonaldsJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAlmost half of McDonald's corporate restaurant managers started out as crew members.

From Jeff Bezos to Rachel McAdams, plenty of successful people have used McDonald's as a stepping stone to greater things.

The fast food chain employed about 420,000 non-franchise employees worldwide last year, and including franchise employees, the World Economic Forum lists McDonald's as the fourth largest employer in the world.

Many employees climb the corporate ladder from crew member to management, and according to a 2012 McDonald's survey, almost 50% of McDonald's corporate restaurant managers started out as crew members, as did more than 60% of the company's owner operators.

Using Glassdoor, we've compiled some of the most interesting questions job candidates have heard during interviews with the fast food giant.

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"Can you eat 20 chicken McNuggets in less than 5 minutes?" — Cashier candidate

"Can you eat 20 chicken McNuggets in less than 5 minutes?" — Cashier candidate

"If you were a wallflower, what color would you be?" — Burger flipper candidate

"If you were a wallflower, what color would you be?" — Burger flipper candidate

"How much does a quarter pounder weigh?" — Burger flipper candidate

"How much does a quarter pounder weigh?" — Burger flipper candidate

"If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be and why?" — Crew member candidate

"If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be and why?" — Crew member candidate

"Would you bend the rules?" — Restaurant manager trainee candidate

"Would you bend the rules?" — Restaurant manager trainee candidate

"What came first ... the chicken or the chicken nugget?" — Fryer candidate

"What came first ... the chicken or the chicken nugget?" — Fryer candidate

"When was the last time you completed something on a deadline where you where almost late and what was this?" — Crew candidate

"When was the last time you completed something on a deadline where you where almost late and what was this?" — Crew candidate

"Why should we hire someone with food service experience to work behind a desk?" — Customer service representative candidate

"Why should we hire someone with food service experience to work behind a desk?" — Customer service representative candidate

"Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable?" — Server candidate

"Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable?" — Server candidate

"What do you define as success?" — Intern candidate

"What do you define as success?" — Intern candidate

"What should be the temperature of the oil to make fries from frozen potato sticks?" — Burger maker candidate

"What should be the temperature of the oil to make fries from frozen potato sticks?" — Burger maker candidate

"How would you handle a situation in which food has just recently expired and you're currently low-staffed and fairly busy?" — Crew candidate

"How would you handle a situation in which food has just recently expired and you're currently low-staffed and fairly busy?" — Crew candidate
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