McDonald’s Franchisees come from all walks of life. They all have their own unique story, background and skill set. And they all started right here.


Meet some of our Franchisees

Jayne Aspin-Mayne

From Operations to a proud  McDonald’s Franchisee. Meet the mum-of-two who took the leap and never looked back.

Shafali Shown-Keen

From working in finance to falling in love with Franchising. Shafali always wanted a business of her own.

Jonny Nassau

From one Franchisor to another. How Jonny switched industries, grew his skills and learnt from the best.                                                                                

Sarah Lloyd

After making the move from fashion to food, Sarah now owns eight restaurants and loves helping her team members achieve their goals.

Jane Blackwell

A former Postmaster, Jane loves serving her community and says you don’t have to be the finished article to succeed.

Dean Fitzmaurice

He thought he’d peaked working for a FTSE100 company, then found a new lust for life as a proud McDonald’s Franchisee.

Joanne Jones

Part of the McDonald’s team for over two decades, Joanne has taken on 13 restaurants in just six years and says there’s no such thing as a typical day.                                                                                                                              

Carel Venter

After leaving a similar commercial role to become a Franchisee, Carel’s expectations of McDonald’s were quickly exceeded.                                                                                                      

Jacqui Moore

From trainee business manager to roles in marketing, PR, and now Franchising, Jacqui says McDonald’s has helped her fulfil her career goals and support her family.

John Byrne

Following in his father’s footsteps, John enjoys being part of a global brand (and a bit of healthy competition with his dad).                                                                                           

Lance Flor

McDonald’s has always been a benchmark of excellence for Lance, who left the legal profession to create something special and fun, that his kids love too. 

Marc Shenken

Leaving a flourishing career in accounting was a big risk, but Marc says his life has been invigorated by his decision to become a Franchisee.                                                                          

Paddy Cusack

A former surveyor and real-estate director, Paddy loves supporting his community and inspiring the teams at his two Drive-Thru restaurants.

David Knight

A former director and shareholder of multiple companies, moving to the Midlands and becoming a Franchisee reinvigorated David’s career.                                                                                                                                        

John Kiely MBE

His background in construction was a far cry from hospitality, now John’s organization supports vulnerable people in Coventry and earned him an MBE.                                                                                


Work for yourself - but not by yourself

From comprehensive training to experienced Consultants and marketing experts, all Franchisees have access to an established network of award-winning support.

Growing your business

Develop talent and help shape business strategy, with the flexibility to manage your work-life balance. Running your own restaurant is exciting and rewarding. 

Ongoing investment

Before you apply, spend some time looking through “The Financials” to understand the costs, returns and ongoing investment of a Franchisee.

Ready to take the next step?

Make sure you read our step-by-step guide to the Franchisee application process.

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