McDonalds

one of the top 3 most popular fast food restaurants

McDonalds is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Richard and Maurice McDonald started the business in 1940 in San Bernardino, California. It serves 68 million people daily in 118 different countries.


Franchise Units

YEAR - U.S. - CANADIAN - INTERNATIONAL - COMPANY OWNED

2013 - 12,628 - 1,135 - 14,344 - 6,627

2012 - 12,605 - 1,152 - 14,125 - 6,598

2011 - 12,546 - 1,125 - 13,407 - 6,439

2010 - 12,477 - 1,097 - 12,764 - 6,399

2009 - 12,221 - 1,070 - 12,510 - 6,357


Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $1,031,350 - $2,182,050
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable


FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Liquid Cash Available: $750,000



OPERATIONS

88% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).



How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At local McDonald's restaurant : 12-24 months.

Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation

Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Other marketing support: Restaurant-specific support