Our story starts with one man.

Back in 1954, a man named Ray Kroc discovered a small burger restaurant in California, and wrote the first page of our history. From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, we're proud to have become one of the world's leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.


Read on to find out more about McDonald’s, learn about the McDonald’s story, our values, and our leadership. 

McDonald’s History

Our History

See how far we’ve come and how we got to now.

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McDonald’s Leadership Team

Leadership Team

We wouldn’t be here today without our leaders.

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McDonald’s Values

Values in Action

See the steps we take to be a good community leader.

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McDonald’s Investor Relations

Investor Relations

Find out what drives our business and see our reports.

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McDonald’s News & Notifications

News & Notifications

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McDonald’s Franchise Information

Franchise Info

Learn about owner operator opportunities.

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Recalls & Alerts