Franchising Overview

Welcome to McDonald's Franchising

A Recognized Premier Franchising Company

McDonald's continues to be recognized as a premier franchising company. Entrepreneur ranked McDonald’s #1 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 2018.

McDonald’s has a unique franchise model that empowers local entrepreneurs. Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s President & Chief Executive Officer has set a long term plan to increase the percent of restaurants that are franchised.  He describes the benefits of franchising as follows,


By identifying strategic partners who share our values and vision to accelerate our growth and scale across diverse markets, we will drive innovation, becoming more relevant to our customers and the communities we serve.”


McDonald’s restaurants can be found in more than 100 countries around the globe.  More than 90% of our restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent Franchisees.

McDonald’s is Your Golden Opportunity

Owning a McDonald’s restaurant is a tremendous opportunity. We are seeking individuals with significant business experience who have successfully owned or managed multiple business units or have led multiple departments and who have significant financial resources.

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