• McDonald's Corporation
  • MCD
Campus Office Building, 2915 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • (888) 800-7257 / (630) 623-6196
  • (630) 623-5658 (Fax)

Quick-service restaurant.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1955

Franchising Since: 1955

Operating Units

Franchised Units 29,851 82.0%
Company-Owned Units 6,554 18.0%
Total Operating Units 36,405 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 14,303 39.3% In 50 States
Canada 1,437 3.9% In 6 Provinces
International 20,665 56.8% In 118 Foreign Countries
Total 36,405 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 1,342
Texas 1,225
Florida 895

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 0
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth N/A
Cash Investment $750K
Total Investment $0.99 - 2.1MM
Average Total Investment $1M


Initial Franchise Fee $45K
Average Franchise Fee $45K
On-Going Royalty 12.50%
Average Royalty 12%
Advertising Fee 4%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees N/A
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 50
Space Needs (in square feet) 2,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 3
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 4
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 20
Term of Renewal Period 20
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months N/A
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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