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Franchise Summary

Business Opportunity

The franchisee will own and operate a quick service restaurant offering a limited menu of value-priced foods using the McDonald’s System.

Corporate Structure

McDonald’s USA, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company. Their principal place of business is 110 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois,60607. They are a wholly-owned subsidiary of their parent and predecessor, McDonald’s Corporation, a Delaware corporation.

Investment and Franchisee Fees

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a traditional McDonald’s franchise ranges from $1,314,500 to $2,306,500. This includes an initial franchise fee of $45,000 that must be paid to the franchisor.

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How much investment do I need to start my own McDonald's business?
Franchisees typically require at least $1,003,000 to $2,228,000 investment to get their McDonald's business started
What are the initial franchise fees for McDonald's?
Franchisees typically need to pay at least $45,000 in fees directly to McDonald's in order to earn the right to launch their business
How much money can I make with a McDonald's franchise? What are the average revenues for a typical McDonald's business?
We haven’t done the math on how much revenue a typical McDonald's brings in each year. We estimate that other franchisees in the Food & Beverage industry general revenue, so we would expect McDonald's to generate a similar amount
How long do I need to commit to running a McDonald's unit? What is my contractual commitment?
The standard length for an initial franchise contract is 10 years. Renewals are also generally 10 years

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