Irish through and through
Amazingly, 1 in 5 hamburgers sold in McDonald’s across Europe is of Irish origin.
That means we're the largest buyer of Irish beef by volume every year - purchasing 40,000 tonnes.
Every McDonald’s beef product sold in Ireland is made from 100% pure Irish beef. That’s why we can use the Bord Bia Quality Assured logo on our beef – it shows that the beef has come from one of the Irish farms that supply us.
There's so many products at McDonald's that are Irish. From our beef and bacon in our burgers through to our milk in our teas and coffees and eggs in our McMuffins. Even our water in all our restaurants is from Deep RiverRock™. So next time someone asks where our food comes from, be proud and tell 'em... it's Irish.
Investing in the future of farming
We’ve been working with farmers for decades. And we’re committed to both their futures and the future of farming, which is why we are helping change farming for the better through our Farm Forward programme.
Raising Animal Welfare Standards
We know animal welfare is important to you. It’s also a big deal for us. As one of the biggest restaurant chains in Ireland, we use our size to make a positive impact on the way animals are treated. We only deal with suppliers who meet our high standards.
We only cook free-range Irish eggs at breakfast. We also only use semi-skimmed milk from Irish dairy farms for all our teas, coffees and Happy Meal® milk bottles.
Protecting and restoring nature
We are committed to looking after nature, from protecting forests to promoting biodiversity and water management. And we are working with our farmers to help them use new technology and the latest research so they can not only protect but also restore nature on their farms
Working towards net zero
At McDonald’s Ireland & UK, our ambition is to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 – from farms to restaurants. So we are investing in research and providing support to farmers to help them cut their carbon footprint – because together all the changes we make can add up to a lot.