WHY MCDONALD’S

Our franchising system is built on the premise that McDonald's can only be as successful as our owner/operators. We believe in a partnering relationship with our owner/operators, suppliers and employees. It all begins with world class training.

We believe our training program is the best in the industry, focused on preparing operations experts to provide outstanding customer experiences every day.

Program highlights include:

9 months to 2 years of self-directed training in a restaurant, with options for 20 hours (for part time training) to 40 hours (full time training) per week which will include:

  • Crew development/crew trainer programs
  • Team leader Development
  • Basic & Advanced Shift Management
  • Systems Management
  • Restaurant Management (scheduling, inventory, control, quality assurance, etc.)
  • Owner Operator Development
  • Business Management
  • Various classes such as:
    • Webinars
    • Classroom courses
    • 1-day seminars
    • In-field training sessions
    • 1-week management course at HU (Hamburger University) in Oak Brook

World Class Service

As a franchisee, McDonald's® field operations and franchising staff work directly with you from the moment you enter the training program. Their primary job is to prepare you to maximize quality, service and cleanliness in order to help optimize sales and profits.

McDonald's provides extensive support with marketing and advertising. Our award-winning advertising has global reach. To continually maintain and take advantage of our leadership position, each restaurant is required to spend a minimum of 4% of gross sales annually on advertising and promotion.

Through a voluntary co-operative of McDonald's owner/operators, the company and its owner/operators combine to purchase national television advertising. This combined buying power has helped McDonald's create a worldwide brand unmatched in the foodservice industry -- an unparalleled advantage for an individual McDonald's restaurant.

McDonald's extensive ongoing training system includes Hamburger University and three regional training departments. McDonald's provides the most up-to-date training materials in the industry.

McDonald's Supply Chain management has developed an extensive network of the world's finest suppliers. McDonald's Canada works closely with over 100 suppliers across the country to ensure our restaurants are provided with quality products at the most competitive prices.

System Support

Being a McDonald's® owner/operator offers many advantages - from the training and support of a solid organization, to the opportunity to own a thriving, successful business.

The benefits:

Own your own business and reap 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 of the number one brand in the world within the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry.

The tools to help you in your business: local and national support in the areas of operations, training, advertising, marketing, human resources, real estate, construction, purchasing, and equipment purchasing and maintenance. To be responsive to your needs and support a collaborative business environment, McDonald's maintains regional offices throughout Canada along with our home office in Toronto, Ontario.

The enjoyment that comes from working with people, from your restaurant crew to your customers and community. The opportunity to contribute to the success of McDonald's: Big Mac®, Filet-O-Fish®, and Egg McMuffin® sandwiches have all been developed by owner/operators.

Franchising

Franchising FAQs

Common questions about owning a franchise.

Learn More
Application

Apply for a Franchise

The first step towards becoming an owner/operator.

Apply Now