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Why McDonald's?

There are many reasons to become a McDonald’s franchisee. As well as getting comprehensive training and being part of a successful global brand, we look after all our people at every level. We’re also a proud member of the British Franchise Association and, as such, we adhere to its Code of Ethical Conduct.

Your McDonald’s franchising facts

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A restaurant costs between £400,000 and £800,000 to buy.

It costs £750 (excluding accommodation) to complete the McDonald’s course curriculum.

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We welcomed five new franchisees last year.

All our banking partners consider McDonald’s to be a low risk proposition: they lend at very competitive rates and loans are unsecured.

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59,040,190 people like our Facebook page as of 01/10/15.

The Big Mac® and
Filet-O-Fish® were developed by franchisees.

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A franchised restaurant has an average cash flow3 of between £100,000 - £300,000 per year.
3*Restaurant operating profit + depreciation + interest

This year four of our franchisees have been shortlisted for external awards, including the prestigious BFA Franchisee of the Year.

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When it comes to training and support, our franchisees receive some of the best in the industry. That’s because we believe that our success starts with yours. So you can look forward to support from our Franchisee Consultants as soon as you start your training programme. They’ll help you to optimise sales and profitability while keeping quality, service and cleanliness standards high.

Franchisee Consultants usually work with three franchisees in total and have many years of experience in our industry. Their operational knowledge is second to none. They really know our business, inside out, from the top down.

And because they’ve run restaurants they know exactly what you’re going through and how to help you. So there’s nothing they don’t know about getting the very best out of large teams.

Good to know

Over 90% of the electricity we use is renewable.

Our people walk almost 3,000 miles a week collecting litter from the areas around our restaurants.

Our recycled cooking oil provides 43% of the fuel used by our delivery fleet, cutting our CO2 emissions by 7,300 tonnes per year.

100% of our beef is sourced from more than 16,000 British and Irish farms.

In the UK, all of the milk in our tea, coffee, Happy Meal® milk bottles and porridge is organic and all of the eggs we cook in our restaurants are free range.

We’ve been recognised by the RSPCA for our long-term commitment to improving animal welfare.

We’re one of the best big companies to work for in the UK, according to The Sunday Times.

Over 100,000 people work and learn with McDonald’s in the UK.

We invest over £40 million training our UK employees every year.