Franchise FAQS

What do I get for my money?

You purchase the equipment and the rights to operate a business from a location for a set term. The challenge is to maximise the sales and profitability of the business over the 20-year term.

Can I have more than one store?

We only franchise one restaurant at a time. It is our intention to put restaurants in the hands of those that operate them the best, therefore, if you attain consistently high standards then McDonald's will consider selling you additional restaurants.

Can I set up the franchise in my own property?

No. Property selection and franchisee selection are two wholly separate decisions. As we sell existing trading restaurants, the sourcing of a site is not necessary. Our franchisee selection process is based on an individual’s career or business track record. We only sell existing restaurants with at least two years trading history to new franchisees.

Will I have to work in the business full-time or can I have a manager to look after my store?

Buying into McDonald's is a significant financial investment and you are required to fully participate in the day-to-day running of the business.

Will I be able to sell my business in the future?

If your personal circumstances change then you may sell the remainder of your term to a McDonald's approved buyer (someone who has been approved through the McDonald's franchisee selection process).

I want to franchise overseas, do I complete this application form?

We can only supply information for franchising within the UK. Please visit to select the country you are interested in for more information.

Am I able to enter into a McDonald's Franchise with my business partner?

No. A McDonald’s Franchise is offered to one person only. A franchisee can choose whether to operate as a sole trader or limited company (25% of that company can be apportioned to their spouse or civil partner).