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McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognised brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and serving billions of customers each year. As the global leader in the food and service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us not just on a global level, but also here locally within the UK and Ireland.

Our Franchisees

We are proud to work with our dedicated Franchisees, who make up 90% of restaurant ownership in the UK and Ireland. Their passion for people, ability to adapt in diverse, fast-paced environments and love for delivering quality food day-in-day-out is what sets our Franchisees apart from other business owners.

We are always looking for new Franchisees from a variety of backgrounds to join the McDonald’s family, with a long-term commitment to run successful businesses. We understand career changes can be both an exciting and daunting prospect, which is why we offer comprehensive support and training for our successful applicants, in order to assist them on their new business journey.

What do I need to know?

There is important information for you to take on board before applying to become a McDonald’s Franchisee. We encourage anyone who is interested, to look at the resources available on our website to understand more about the role, the financial commitment involved and whether this fits with your long-term aspirations of running your own business. You will also have the opportunity to read about our existing Franchisees, their stories and experiences.

We run various Franchising Events throughout the year, which you can register your interest for on our website here. These provide valuable industry insights and allow you to ask any questions you may have with respect to Franchising at McDonald’s. Our events page also provides you with an easy link to submit your application to become a McDonald’s Franchisee.

Celebration and Innovation

McDonald’s loves to be ahead of the game with innovation in business and supporting Franchisees throughout this process. It is for this reason we are very proud of the milestones we have achieved over the last five years, which includes industry recognition from the British Franchise Association (BFA) for the following awards:

2019 – Award for Leadership and Culture

2018 – Franchisor of the Year Award

2017 – Franchise Support Award

2016 – Innovation Award

For more information on joining the McDonald’s family as a Franchisee, please visit our website here.

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