McDonald’s Franchise

From adding more balanced options to our Happy Meal® to serving up fresh beef Quarter Pounder® burgers that are cooked on order, we're always finding ways to show our commitment to our customers and our food.

To buy a franchise with McDonald’s, you'll need to have at least $750000 in liquid capital. McDonald’s charges a franchise fee of $45000.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: McDonald's
Total Units: 33,517
Year Founded: 1955
Franchising Since: 1955
Home Office: Chicago, IL
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Via 3rd party
Liquid Capital Required: $750,000
Net Worth Required: N/A
Total Investment: $989,352 – $2,217,045
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Royalty Type: -
Vetern Discount: -

*McDonald’s is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

Back in 1954, a man named Ray Kroc discovered a small burger restaurant in California and wrote the first page of our history.

From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, we're proud to have become one of the world's leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.

Industry Performance

Market Demand & Advantage

McDonald's continues to be recognized as a premier franchising company around the world. More than 90% of our restaurants in the U.S. are owned and operated by our Franchisees.

Being a McDonald's Owner/Operator offers you many advantages from the training and the support of a solid organization to the opportunity to own a thriving and successful business. Essentially, here are the benefits of franchising as a McDonald's Owner/Operator:
  • Own your own business and receive the rewards that come from being responsible for your own success. With McDonald's unique approach to training and support, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself
  • Use of the trademarks and operating system, one of the best-known brands in the world
  • To be responsive to your needs and in support of a collaborative business environment, McDonald's maintains regional offices throughout the U.S., along with our home office in Chicago, Illinois
  • The opportunity to contribute to the success of McDonald's: Big Mac®, Filet-O-Fish®, and Egg McMuffin® sandwiches have all been developed by the Owner/Operators
  • Personal and business growth and satisfaction, both as an individual Owner/Operator and as a member of McDonald's respected worldwide organization

Training & Support

  • 12-18 months training in a restaurant
  • Self-directed, part-time training for 20 hours per week
  • Seminars, conferences, and one-on-one training sessions
  • Success based on competency
  • Operator training classes conducted by local training professionals
  • McDonald's also provides extensive support in marketing, with award-winning advertising that reaches around the world

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We seek out people who:

  • Have experience owning or managing many businesses
  • Have considerable financial resources as the start-up costs are among the largest in the industry

Purchasing a McDonald's Franchise

Franchise Fee: $45,000. Total Investment: $989,352 - $2.2M. Liquid Capital Required: $750,000.

From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, we're proud to have become one of the world's leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.

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