• McDonald’s opened at a UK airport in Gatwick's North Terminal.
  • The first Ronald McDonald House opened at Guy’s Hospital, London.


  • The 400th restaurant and first in Northern Ireland opened in Belfast.


  • McDonald’s opened in a railway station at Liverpool Street, London.


  • The second Ronald McDonald House opened at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.
  • The 500th restaurant opened in Notting Hill Gate, London.


  • McDonald’s celebrated 20 years of serving in the UK.
  • McDonald’s raised £1.1 million for RMHC’s ‘Big Smile’ Appeal to support children’s causes.
  • McDonald’s achieved the highest award level ever made under the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Quality Safety Audit scheme.


  • The 600th restaurant opened at Woodall motorway service area (M1).
  • McDonald’s opened its first drive-thru only restaurant at West Didsbury, Manchester.
  • McDonald’s became the Official Restaurant of the FA Premier League.


  • McDonald’s increased its commitment to football as a major sponsor of Euro ‘96.
  • The Vegetable Deluxe was introduced nationwide.
  • The 700th restaurant opened at the Trocadero at London’s Piccadilly Circus.


  • The 800th restaurant opened at London’s former County Hall.
  • Andrew Taylor was appointed Chief Executive, making him the Company’s first British CEO.


  • McDonald’s was recognised as an Investor in People.
  • For the 10th year, McDonald’s supported the Tidy Britain Group’s national activities.


  • McDonald’s celebrated its 25th anniversary in the UK.
  • McDonald’s was named as a leading employer in The Times top 100 graduate employers survey.