Who We Are


Behind our Golden Arches is a global community of crew, farmers, suppliers, franchisees, and countless others who make up who we are as a brand. It’s the entire McFamily that makes McDonald’s what it is today and what it’s been for over 65 years.

Across our business, we strive to lift up the communities we’re in. We do it through our purpose, to feed and foster communities. We do it through our growth pillars, which focus on integral areas of our business. We do it through our leadership, with a team that will move our brand forward.

To learn more about how we're preparing for the future, read more about our Accelerating the Arches growth strategy.


Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to make delicious feel-good moments easy for everyone. The backbone of our Brand is, and always has been, a commitment to a set of core values that define who we are and how we run our business and restaurants.


Our Growth Pillars

As the consumer landscape shifts, we are using our competitive advantages to further strengthen our brand. Our growth pillars build on our strong foundations to ensure we can meet the moment today and have long-term success.


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Our Leadership

What matters to our customers, matters to McDonald’s, so our vision for the future centers around five core values: Community, Inclusion, Family, Service and Integrity.

Living these values is the foundation of McDonald’s next great chapter. We’re committed to improving the lives of our people, our industry and the planet by putting our customers and employees first, sourcing quality food, reducing waste impact, and expanding job opportunities around the globe.

As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the responsibility to take on some of the most pressing challenges of our time, and we embrace this opportunity to lead by example and effect meaningful change.


Our History

What began as a small drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino, California and has grown into an American icon that proudly serves 63 million customers every day around the globe. While much has changed over the last six decades, Ray Kroc’s original commitment to Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value has endured and made McDonald’s a trusted favorite for over 65 years.



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