Our Franchisees

Hear from our Franchisees about why McDonald’s is right for them.

Meet our Franchisees

Across the UK & Ireland, Franchisees are running many McDonald’s restaurants. They come from all walks of life, each with their own unique backgrounds. What they share in common, however, is the ambition, drive, and the love for people necessary to become a Franchisee. Meet some of them here.

Reema Mavani

I created a business for myself not by myself.

I'm a Franchisee, this is my McDonald's

Michael Thomas

I took my business skills to the next level.

I'm a Franchisee, this is my McDonald's

David Knight

I joined a global brand with a local feel.

I'm a Franchisee, this is my McDonald's

Sarah Lloyd

I made a childhood memory my future career.

I'm a Franchisee, this is my McDonald's

Relocation stories

Becoming a Franchisee is a huge but rewarding commitment. We’ll help you find a location for a great start in your new adventure.

Making the move

Not all of our Franchisees need to relocate but when they do, we offer our support to make the transition a smooth one.

Growing the business

As a Franchisee, you will have the opportunity to grow your business, taking on more restaurants if it’s right for you and for the McDonald’s business.

Working a corporate, 9 to 5 job, it's difficult to shape your own schedule. You can't just get out or, if travelling abroad, come home. I've missed school plays. Sports days. Something had to change. As a Franchisee, I can now make time for my family in the way I couldn't as an employee in the corporate world.

Reema Mavani

You need to be prepared to work very hard. My restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and typically we are busy when other people are on holiday. So socially, it can be a constraint. Having said that the rewards you get and the success of your people is fantastic.

Michael Thomas


Ongoing investment

As customer demands evolve there is a continuing need to reinvest and upgrade the restaurant experience. To assist Franchisees we’ve developed a Business Planning Tool which gives them the confidence to plan their P&L and investment.

More to explore

Your Application

Discover the steps between applying to, and becoming, a McDonald’s Franchisee

Our support

We provide every Franchisee with award winning support.

Register interest

Want to know more? Register your interest now.

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