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1973

  • McDonald's Golden Arches Restaurants Limited was founded in the UK as a joint venture partnership between the McDonald's Corporation and two businessmen, one British, one American.

1974

  • The first restaurant opened in Woolwich, south east London in October.
  • The head office was sited in Hampstead, north London.

1975

  • The first advertisement appeared on UK cinema screens.

1976

  • The first TV advertisement was broadcast.

1978

  • The head office was relocated to Edgware Road, London.