Franchising Status
Eligibility for SBA Loan

Franchisor Background

Year Founded

Year when franchising entity was formed

Parent Company

Corporate owner of franchising entity
McDonald's USA, LLC


Chief Executive Officer of Franchisor
Steve Easterbrook

Franchise Units

Size of franchisee system


High level industry category
Food & Beverage > QSR

Initial Franchisee Requirements

Net Worth Required

Minimum net worth required to be franchisee

Liquid Capital Required

Minimum liquid capital required to be franchisee

Minimum Investment

Lowest reported franchise investment cost

Maximum Investment

Highest reported franchise investment cost

Minimum Franchise Fee

Minimum initial fee payable to franchisor

Maximum Franchise Fee

Maximum initial fee payable to franchisor

Other Considerations for Franchisees

Initial Term

Length of initial franchise agreement
20 years

Renewal Term

Length of franchise agreement if renewed
Unknown years

Number of Franchisor Lawsuits

Between franchisors and franchisees

Number of Director Bankruptcies

Franchisor directors, and franchise entities

Distribution of McDonald's Franchisees

McDonald's Franchise System Development in 2017


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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