A great business model. Brand strength. Brilliant support. Becoming a McDonald's Franchisee is a life-changing opportunity.
Be part of a global brand
Over 37,000 restaurants serve 70 million people across the globe, every single day. In the UK & Ireland alone we serve 3.6 million customers at over 1,300 restaurants daily. The Golden Arches are universally recognised the world over.
It’s a tried and tested model: you can be part of our recognised brand, and we have smart, passionate people just like you by our side, helping to build McDonald’s business.
Play an important role in our future
Franchisees are at the heart of our business and some of our most iconic developments have been Franchisee creations: the Big Mac®, the Drive-thru and the McMuffin®.
We aim to give Franchisees opportunities to impact the wider business. McDonald’s Marketing Co-operative Limited and the National Leadership Group (NLG) play an important role in decision-making. The NLG is made up of elected representatives who are the voice of the Franchisee community across the wider McDonald’s system
Plan to win
You’ll learn the job requirements of being a McDonald’s Crew Member; making sure you’re positioned to understand what their role and responsibilities are. Following learning what our crew do, you will learn about the role Customer Care and the Crew Trainer. The Customer Care team are pivotal to delivering first-class service. Crew Trainers play an important role in developing the new crew, working with the Shift Manager.
The training was amazing and I think coming in as an external candidate it’s absolutely vital. You learn everything from the bottom up. You do every single training course so when you come into your restaurant as a new Franchisee you really hit the ground running.
The McDonald’s system
The three-legged stool is an approach in which each leg represents the pillars of the business; McDonald’s, its Franchisees, and its suppliers are all equally instrumental in our success. We work together to ensure that the goals of the supplier, Franchisee and McDonald’s are achieved, and our successes are celebrated at the Annual General Meeting.
The AGM of McDonald’s Marketing Cooperative Limited
At the Annual General Meeting we get together to celebrate any successes and discuss our plans to move the business forward. The three-legged stool award recognises the outstanding achievements of three Franchisees, three suppliers and three McDonald’s employees. As well as plenty of time for networking with other Franchisees, suppliers and people from the McDonald’s business, it provides Franchisees with a huge amount of insight into the wider business strategy to help plan for the year ahead and beyond.
Ingredients you can believe in
It’s good to know what goes into your products. From farm to restaurant, we’re proud of the suppliers we use and we won’t work with anyone who does not adhere to our standards of animal welfare, as well as those required by UK and EU legislation. Why is this important? Because great tasting food made with quality ingredients is one of our top priorities. So if suppliers don’t meet these standards, we don’t work with them.Discover More
Our awards & credentials
We believe in doing business well and striving to improve each year. We’ve been recognised with awards for innovation and support by the British Franchising Association. And in 2018, we were the Gold winners of the Franchisor of the Year award. This is in recognition of a business that has demonstrated excellence in supporting its Franchisees.
The McDonald’s community
We believe in being active, giving back to and championing community. As a Franchisee, you’ll be an important part of your local community, creating jobs and championing local causes. And, as part of McDonald’s, you’ll see how passionate we are about our charity of choice, the Ronald McDonald House Charities. People across the business take part in fundraising activities to support its work providing free 'home away from home' accommodation for families with children in hospital.Discover more
We do so much within our local community; this could be anything from litter-picks to fundraising for local charities. We do a lot with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and we've recently committed to sponsoring a room in the RMHC House at Birmingham children's hospital.
For the short period of time I've been a McDonald's Franchisee we'e grown our town centre business and opened a new drive-thru restaurant. I've also worked with the local community up here to get people into employment and to support some of their community projects for people locally.
There is a big emphasis on building trust between McDonald's and the local community. During my training programme I have been involved in RMHC fundraisers, Love Where You Live anti-litter campaigns and sponsoring local football teams.
It's really important to be part of the community; I live there, my crew live there and all of our customers live there, so being able to give back is a great thing.
I like McDonald's values, tenacity, and vision. McDonald's has given me the opportunity to be part of a global industry leader, but at the same time make an impact at a local level, contributing towards the communities I serve - this was a huge appeal for me.