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