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Learn About McDonald's Franchises
McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest fast food chain
restaurant, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries and carbonated
The business was begun in 1940, with a restaurant opened by siblings Dick and
Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California. Their introduction of the "Speedee
Service System" in 1948 established the principles of the modern fast-food
restaurant. The present corporation dates its founding to the opening of its
first franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois on April 15,
McDonald’s has always been a franchising company and has relied
on its Owner/Operators to play a major role in the System’s success. McDonald’s
remains committed to franchising as a predominant way of doing business. Listen
as six McDonald's Owner/Operators share their perspective in these areas:
Training, McFamily, Customer Satisfaction, Social Responsibility and Support.
World Class Training - McDonald’s continues to be recognized as a premier
franchising company around the world. We believe a major component of this is
the world class training you receive prior to becoming an Owner/Operator.
McDonald’s provides hands on training and the materials you need to be a success
in your restaurant business.
Most Owner/Operators enter the System by
purchasing an existing restaurant, either from McDonald’s or from a McDonald's
Owner/Operator. A small number of new operators enter the System by purchasing a
new restaurant. The financial requirements vary depending on the method of
Most standalone McDonald's restaurants offer both counter and
drive-through service, with indoor and sometimes outdoor seating. The
Drive-Thru, Auto-Mac, or McDrive as it is known in many countries, often has
separate stations for placing, paying for, and picking up orders, though the
former two steps are frequently combined. In some countries "McDrive" locations
near highways offer no counter service or seating. In contrast, locations in
high-density city neighborhoods often omit drive-through service.
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