Existing U.S. Restaurants
Take the first step on your journey to owning a business and becoming an Owner/Operator.
The majority of new McDonald's Owner/Operators enter our System through buying an existing restaurant(s) from either McDonald's USA, LLC or one of our Owner/Operators. The purchase price of an existing restaurant varies and is dependent upon a number of factors, including sales volume, profitability, occupancy costs, reinvestment or improvement needs, competition and location.
Upon your successful completion of our world-class Owner/Operator training program, a McDonald's Franchising Manager will present available restaurant opportunities to you. In some cases, you will be competing with existing Owner/Operators and other applicants for these restaurant franchise opportunities.
McDonald's provides potential franchise buyers with a comprehensive guide to assist you in the evaluation and acquisition of the restaurant. You will negotiate directly with the selling Owner/Operator. Prior to any transfer, McDonald's USA, LLC must approve the transfer of the franchise from the buyer to the seller.
We require that the buyer pay a minimum of 25% cash as a down payment toward the purchase of a restaurant. The remaining balance of the purchase price may be financed for a period of no more than seven years. While McDonald's does not offer financing, McDonald's Owner/Operators enjoy the benefits of our established relationships with many national lending institutions. We believe our Owner/Operators enjoy the lowest lending rates in the industry.