What do I get for my money?

You purchase the equipment and rights to operate a restaurant from a location for a set term. The challenge is to maximise the sales and profitability of the restaurant over 20 years.

Can I have more than one store?

We only franchise one restaurant at a time to new Franchisees. It is our intention to put restaurants in the best and most capable hands. If you achieve consistently high standards we'll be interested in selling you the rights to run additional restaurants.

Can I set up the Franchise in my own property?

No. Property selection and Franchisee selection are two separate decisions. As we franchise existing trading restaurants to new Franchisees, the sourcing of a site is not necessary. Our Franchisee selection process is based on an individual's career or business track record. 

Will I have to work in the business full-time or can I have a manager to look after my store?

Buying into McDonald's is a significant financial investment and you are required to fully participate in the day-to-day running of the business.

Will I be able to sell my business in the future?

If your personal circumstances change you may sell the remainder of your Franchise term to a McDonald's approved buyer (someone who has been approved through the McDonald's Franchisee selection process).

I want to franchise overseas, do I complete this application form

We can only supply information for Franchising within the UK & Ireland. Please visit Global Franchising ( to select the country you are interested in for more information.

Am I able to enter into a McDonald's Franchise with my business partner?

No. A McDonald's Franchise is offered to one person only. A Franchisee can choose whether to operate as a sole trader or limited company (up to 25% of the shares in that company can be issued to their spouse or civil partner).

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