McDonald’s is the world’s leading food service retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries serving 47 million customers each day.
McDonald’s has always been a franchising Company and has relied on its franchisees to play a major role in its success. McDonald’s remains committed to franchising as a predominant way of doing business. Approximately 70% of McDonald’s worldwide restaurant businesses are owned and operated by independent businessmen and women, our franchisees.
McDonad’s is selective about their prospective franchisees. Their selection is based on an assessment of overall business experience and personal qualifications. They look for individuals with good “common business sense”, a demonstrated ability to effectively lead and develop people, and a history of previous success in business and life endeavors. A restaurant background is not necessary. Interestingly enough, they franchise only to individuals, not to corporations, partnerships, or passive investors.
McDonald’s Franchising Department
Oak Brook, IL 60523