Becoming a franchisee is a long-term commitment. Because of this, the application journey is a thorough and carefully thought-out process. You can move through the application process at a pace that works for you. Ready to apply?
Step 1 - Complete an application
Are you a fit, do you meet the minimum qualifications, and do you have the background and experience? Great! Fill out the application form to apply.
Step 2 - First Interview
Now it’s time to get to know each other! We look forward to discovering why you think you’d be a great fit for a McDonald’s franchise opportunity. We hope we’ll be able to answer a few of your questions.
Step 3 - Second Interview
You’ll meet with the McDonald’s Regional Franchising Manager so we can further explore if you’d be a good fit.
Step 4 - Restaurant Experience
Time to step into the action. You’ll spend three days in an existing McDonald’s restaurant learning about our operating systems and engaging with an established team and franchisee. This is a fantastic chance for you to see how McDonald's restaurants operate and think about how you might run yours.
Step 5 - Panel Interview
The final interview of the process; you’re almost there. Here you’ll meet with the Regional Leadership Team of McDonald’s. If the interview is successful, you’ll enter our training program that will prepare you for owning your franchise.
Step 6 - Training
Congrats, now you’re ready to start training. While training requires dedication and commitment, we will work around your availability and give you enough notice before you begin. Our world-class training program combines theory and practice to give you practical restaurant experience and classroom learning. The training process consists of 1600 hours to set you up for success.
Step 7 - The Offer
Upon completion of training, as an opportunity becomes available, you will be presented with the opportunity to begin negotiating the purchase of a restaurant(s). Then the handover process begins.
Step 8 - The Handover
Finally, the big day is here. You’ll receive the keys and begin the day-to-day running of your business. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you on your own. McDonald’s field operations and franchising staff will be available to give you expert advice and support as you transition into ownership.