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How Many McDonalds Are There In The World

How Many McDonalds Are There In The World

In 2022, McDonald’s, the global foodservice retailer, operated and franchised a total of 40,275 restaurants worldwide, up from 40,031 in 2021.

The company has witnessed a year-over-year growth in restaurants for the past 17 years.

McDonald’s is a global fast food chain founded in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald.

It began as a hamburger stand,evolved into a franchise and introduced the Golden Arches logo in 1953.

Later,in 1955, Ray Kroc joined and acquired the company.

how many mcdonalds are there in the world
Mcdonalds: Photo(World Atlas)


The company moved its global headquarters to Chicago in June 2018.

McDonald’s is the world’s largest fast food chain, serving over 69 million customers daily in 100+ countries with 40,000+ outlets.

Known for hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and french fries, their menu includes chicken, fish, fruit, and salads.

French fries and the Big Mac are top sellers.

Revenues come from franchisee payments and company-operated restaurant sales.

With 1.7 million employees, McDonald’s is the world’s second-largest private employer.

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In 2022, it had the sixth-highest global brand valuation.

McDonald’s has faced criticism for product health effects, employee treatment, and business practices.

MacDonald History

In 1940, siblings Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s in San Bernardino, California.

They introduced the “Speedee Service System” in 1948, and the original mascot was “Speedee.”

The Golden Arches replaced Speedee in 1962, and the clown mascot Ronald McDonald was introduced in 1965.

McDonald’s filed a U.S. trademark for the name “McDonald’s” on May 4, 1961.

Ray Kroc, a franchised businessman,  founded the present corporation on April 15, 1955.

McDonald Products

McDonald’s primarily sells hamburgers, a variety of chicken products, including chicken sandwiches, French fries, soft drinks, shakes, breakfast items, and desserts.

In many regions, McDonald’s provides salads, vegetarian options, wraps, and locally inspired dishes.

How many McDonalds Are In The World
McDonald International Menu: Photo(The Wall Street)


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Furthermore, in March, McDonald’s features the Shamrock Shake in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.

McDonalds Types

The majority of standalone McDonald’s restaurants provide both counter service and drive-through options, along with indoor and sometimes outdoor seating.

The Drive-Thru, also known as Auto-Mac, Pay and Drive, or “McDrive” in many countries.

Typically includes distinct stations for order placement, payment, and order pickup.

This concept was initially introduced in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in 1975 following the example set by other fast-food chains.

The first Drive-Thru restaurant in the UK opened in Fallowfield, Manchester, in 1986.

McDonalds Quick Facts

Industry: Fast food restaurants and real estate

Founded: May 15, 1940, 83 years ago in San Bernardino, California, U.S.

Founders: Richard McDonald, Maurice McDonald, Ray Kroc

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Number of Locations: 40,275 restaurants

Area Served: Worldwide (in 119+ countries)

Key People: Enrique Hernandez Jr. (Chairman), Chris Kempczinski (President & CEO)

Products: Hamburgers, chicken, french fries, soft drinks, soft serves, shakes, salads, desserts, hotcakes, coffee, breakfast items, wraps

Revenue: US$23.223 billion (2021)

Operating Income: US$10.356 billion (2021)

Net Income: US$7.545 billion (2021)

Total Assets: US$53.854 billion (2021)

Total Equity: -US$4.601 billion (2021)

Number of Employees: Approximately 200,000 (2022)


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