McDonald's Franchise Information

Subscribe to our blog

Your email:

Recent Articles

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 Christopher James Conner
The Financial Markets are Heating Up....Have you Been Positioning your Business for Growth and...Read More
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 Christopher James Conner
In speaking with a franchisor I worked with for some time, she had a comment that struck me as...Read More
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 Christopher James Conner
The primary driver for franchising a business is to turn a business into a vehicle for growth,...Read More

Franchise Your Business Video

How to Franchise Your Business - Grow Your Business Through Franchising - Click Here:

Video:  Franchise Your Business

How To Franchise Ebook

Franchise News - Franchise Your Business Successfully

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

McDonald's Franchise Information

McDonald's Franchise Information:
McDonalds Franchise
In 1954, Ray Kroc was a distributor for the Multimixer milkshake mixing machine.  Mr. Kroc had been a dixie cup salesman and sold several other items before running into the McDonald's brothers in San Bernandino.  The Brothers were uninterested in growing the company, they were quite happy with their successful restaurant and didn't want much to do with the McDonald's franchise development idea. They struck a deal that would allow Ray Kroc to open McDonald's franchises and the brothers could be involved in the management with him.  Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, IL.  The McDonald's chain quickly became successful and eventually the McDonald's brothers were bought out of the business for $1.7 million each...enough to cover taxes and pay each of them $1 million.  In 1965 McDonald's went public and today is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants, located in more than 100 countries.

Background and Benefits

The McDonald's business model has always worked, and with national and international advertising powered by many of the world's largest advertising firms, McDonald’s Corporation manages to serve over 27 million Americans everyday.  Owning a McDonald's restaurant is a tremendous opportunity for a McDonald's franchisee.  Because of the success and demand for McDonald's franchises, the company is very selective in who they choose as franchise partners.  They only seek individuals with significant business experience who have successfully owned or managed multiple business units and have significant financial resources. McDonald's Corporation makes it clear that they are about growing business, making money, and having fun, and only the serious entrepreneur need apply.

How Much does a McDonald's Franchise Cost?

It takes a lot of potatoes to make these fries so come prepared. You will need a minimum of $300,000 in non-borrowed, personal resources to be considered for a franchise. Most Owner/Operators enter the System by purchasing an existing restaurant directly from McDonald’s or from a McDonald's Owner/Operator. A small number of new operators choose to purchase a new facility, but that requires an initial down payment of 40% as opposed to 25% for an existing restaurant. Intensive training addresses all aspects of operating a McDonald's restaurant. While McDonald’s does not offer financing, McDonald’s Owner/Operators have access to the company’s established lender relationships with some of the lowest lending rates in the industry.

What We Like

McDonald’s provides hands on training and the materials you need to become a success. With world-class training, world-class service, world-class support, and unsurpassed name recognition, McDonald’s is a sure winner for franchisees seeking a serious “all-in” franchising opportunity with guaranteed community presence and predictable profits. All this and they still serve a shake so thick you need a spoon.


  • Special Incentive Programs -MinorityFran Participant
  • Recession Proof Market - McDonald's serves more than 27 million individuals daily according to 2007 statistics.
  • World Class Training - McDonald's is recognized as a premier franchising company around the world. Training is required prior to becoming an owner/operator.


  • Cost - McDonald's does not provide financing or assistance other than the special incentives for minorities.
  • No Absenteeism - McDonald's franchises are open only to individuals who are involved with the day-to-day operations of the restaurants-no absenteeism allowed.

McDonald's Franchise Information

Business Established: 1955
Franchising Since: 1955
Total Investment: $511,000 to $1,000,500


hii, i want to buy mc donalds franchisee .kindly tell me the details
Posted @ Monday, April 04, 2011 1:17 PM by NAKUL NAYYAR
Hello Nakul,  
The key details for the McDonald's franchise are the initial investment. McDonalds is very strict about who is considered capable to open and run a location of the franchise chain. You will need to be able to show at least $500,000 USD in liquid capital to be considered a viable candidate. They are the best in the business, it is certainly a high investment franchise business. For more information on McDonalds or other franchises, please feel free to email me: Info@franchisemarketingsystems.com
Posted @ Tuesday, April 05, 2011 9:28 AM by Christopher James Conner
i want to open a franchise of mcdonald's
Posted @ Thursday, June 09, 2011 1:37 PM by nazir kamin
Hi I want start MacDonald franchises in Afghanistan. Our company intends to invest on this business. Please tell me how to meet some one in charge to meet with or please email me @ shakib6@yahoo.com. We are really serious about this business.
Posted @ Monday, June 20, 2011 3:06 AM by Shak
Hi I want to open franchise of mac donald in dubai please give me more infomaition
Posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:31 PM by mir mohsen hashemian
i like brand
Posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:22 AM by madhukar choudhry
Hi, I want to open franchise of Mcdonald's in U.P., India
Posted @ Wednesday, June 05, 2013 3:19 AM by Ayush Agarwal
I am interested for the franchise opportunities in UAE. Kindly email me your complete requirements and details.
Posted @ Monday, August 05, 2013 12:16 AM by Denson
dir sir I want to open franchise of macdonald's in iraq please give me more infomaition
Posted @ Monday, September 16, 2013 2:39 AM by hussam manal
Hello my name is Takelia.I have been working with MCDONALD'S for 2year and I would love to open a unique McDonald's in Georgia.hopefully one day I will find the right investor to help with the funds.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 07, 2014 8:59 PM by Takelia McCrimon
Hi Takelia, Mcdonalds is a great franchise brand and offers a great deal of value to franchisees. Many former Mcdonalds employees have become franchisees over time. There are many options for funding as well, I would recommend visiting your local SCORE office or SBA counsel.  
Posted @ Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:20 PM by Christopher James Conner
I am interested for the franchise opportunities in pakistan and uae . Kindly email me your complete requirements and details.  
Posted @ Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:23 PM by yousuf saigal
Hello Yousuf, thank you for contacting us regarding the McDonald's franchise model. Unfortunately, based on my interactions with McDonald's, they have not been interested in opening franchise stores in Pakistan. In regards to the UAE, we currently work with the master franchisee who owns the rights to UAE and Dubai. If you would still like information though, we would be happy to provide this.
Posted @ Thursday, January 09, 2014 6:56 AM by Christopher James Conner
I would like to open up a Mc Donalds franchise in Dubai, I know there is a master franchise from which we have to seek aproval. But how much would a franchise in dubai cost ? How much would be the operating expense in one year and how much royalty would I have to pay ? 
Posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:55 AM by Juzer
Hi,good day. Im Rodalyn,my boss is too much interested in franchising a Mcdonalds here in Dubai but I cant find any contacts to call for the inquiries to know all the requirements needed to be a franchisee. Can you help me with these? Can you please send all details on my email finance@jahanigroup.com 
Your reply will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:40 AM by Rodalyn Lat
I am interested for the franchise opportunities in UAE ABU DHABI . Kindly send email me your complete requirements and details.
Posted @ Sunday, February 09, 2014 4:07 PM by yasir arfat
INTRESTED TO OPEN McDonalds franchise in any GCC or African country. 
Can you you please mention still where you have the opportunity to open. Please advise on my mailing address "s.sent@live.com".
Posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:44 AM by RIAZ SHAIKH
Hello, franchise information has been sent to your email!
Posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:57 AM by Christopher James Conner
Post Comment
Website (optional)

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics


• Franchise Sales
• Franchise Management
• Lead Generation
• Franchise Audit
• Franchise CRM

About us

• The Company
• Industry Facts
• Why Franchising
• Consultants
• State Offices


• Offices
• Portfolio
• Our Team
• Clients
• Blog

Franchise Marketing Systems

3479 Maritime Glen Gainesville,
GA 30506
Phone : 770-519-3910

2013 © Copyright | Franchise Marketing Systems