Becoming a Franchisee is a long-term commitment, but our in-house recruitment team is on hand to support you throughout the application process. If you’re ready for the challenge, a rewarding business could soon be yours. 

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Join an upcoming event to discover more about our culture and what it takes to become a Franchisee.

Our selection process takes approximately four to six months


1. Making an application

Once you’ve attended a Franchising Event, fill out the application form to register your interest.

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2. First Meeting

A chance to get to know each other better, and to discuss why you think you’d be a great fit for McDonald’s.

3. Restaurant Experience

Experience five days in a restaurant with an established team. A chance to see how our restaurants operate and think about how you might run yours.

4. Second Meeting

Meet the McDonald’s Vice President for your region and Head of Franchising to explore your suitability further and discuss your restaurant experience.

5. Psychometric Assessment

If successful at the second meeting and ahead of the panel meeting, you’ll be asked to complete a psychometric assessment to assess your suitability as a McDonald’s Franchisee.

6. Panel Meeting

If your second meeting is successful, you’ll be invited for a final meeting with three senior Vice Presidents.

Next steps

7. Training

Pass our panel meeting and you’re ready to start training.

8. Restaurant offer

At training stage, successful candidates will then receive an offer to purchase the rights to a restaurant. 

9. Handover

Should you successfully complete your training and be offered to purchase the rights to run a restaurant, after signing the franchise agreement the keys and day-to-day running of the restaurant will be handed over to you, with the support of an experienced Franchisee Consultant.

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