Relatively few first time Owner/Operators obtain a new restaurant. The costs associated with new restaurants are as follows:
There is an initial $45,000 fee paid to McDonald's.
Equipment and Pre-Opening Costs
Typically these costs range from $958,000 to $2,183,000. The size of the restaurant facility, area of the country, pre-opening expenses, inventory, selection of kitchen equipment, signage, and style of decor and landscaping will affect new restaurant costs. These costs are paid to suppliers.
The new Owner/Operators must pay forty percent (40%) cash of the total costs of a new restaurant, and may finance the remainder from traditional sources. While McDonald's does not offer financing, McDonald's Owner/Operators enjoy the benefits of our established relationships with many national lending institutions. We believe our Owner/Operators enjoy the lowest lending rates in the industry.
A franchise term is 20 years.
Service fee: There is a monthly fee based on the restaurant's gross sales (currently a service fee of 4.0% of monthly sales).
Rent: A monthly base rent or rent amount based upon a percentage of monthly sales is established.