Franchising Status
Eligibility for SBA Loan

Franchisor Background

Franchisor Name

Primary Brand Name of Franchisor
McDonald's

Year Founded

Year when franchising entity was formed
2004

Parent Company

Corporate owner of franchising entity
McDonald's USA, LLC

CEO

Chief Executive Officer of Franchisor
Steve Easterbrook

Franchise Units

Size of franchisee system
13,145

Industry

High level industry category
Food & Beverage

Initial Franchisee Requirements

Net Worth Required

Minimum net worth required to be franchisee
Unknown

Liquid Capital Required

Minimum liquid capital required to be franchisee
$500,000

Minimum Investment

Lowest reported franchise investment cost
$1,003,000

Maximum Investment

Highest reported franchise investment cost
$2,228,000

Minimum Franchise Fee

Minimum initial fee payable to franchisor
$45,000

Maximum Franchise Fee

Maximum initial fee payable to franchisor
$45,000

Other Considerations for Franchisees

Royalty Fees

Typically as a % of revenue
4%

Advertising Fees

Typically as a % of revenue
4%+

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
0

Number of Director Bankruptcies

Franchisor directors, and franchise entities
0

Distribution of McDonald's Franchisees

McDonald's Franchise System Development in 2017