Your First Steps on Your U.S. Franchisee Journey

Welcome to McDonald's Franchising

Perhaps we were your first job. The go-to birthday outing for the kids. Your favorite fries. Maybe you’ve noticed the role we play in our communities and for charity. Or it just might be that you’ve wondered what it would be like to own a McDonald’s franchise in the United States.

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Running a McDonald’s franchise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Think of the people you’ll meet … in the restaurant, across our organization and in the neighborhood. We couldn’t be more proud of the leadership our franchisees demonstrate each and every day. It takes heart, soul and a genuine commitment to the communities we serve.

How may we help you become a U.S. franchisee?

Explore these pages to learn more about franchising a McDonald’s restaurant in the United States.

Explore the costs, benefits and pride of being a McDonald's U.S. franchisee from those who have made the journey. Download McDonald's Franchise Brochure (PDF 6.1 MB)

Our Franchising Opportunity

To be a McDonald’s franchisee is to be part of something truly special. It is being part of a network whose sole focus is to help you succeed in delivering delicious, feel-good moments for each customer, in each restaurant, every single day. Learn more about McDonald’s Franchising Opportunity.

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Why McDonald's?

For community-minded individuals willing to put in the work and inspired to delve into every aspect of the business, McDonald's has the established framework for success. Our resources are unmatched, and the McDonald's franchise model is the best in the world.

Explore what sets us apart, with our values at the foundation

Our Values

Our values are our foundation and our core. Explore how they set us apart.


We put our customers and people first


We open our doors to everyone


We Do the Right Thing


We Are Good Neighbors


We Get Better Together

Acquiring A Franchise


If you are ready to explore the opportunity to use your skills, knowledge and experience to own and operate your own business, we want to get to know more about you and your aspirations.  Throughout the application process, we will review your prior experience and share more details about what it takes to be a successful McDonald’s franchisee so that we can both determine if a McDonald’s franchise opportunity is a good fit.  Acquiring a McDonald’s franchise is a substantial investment and during the application process we will review the level of investment necessary to purchase a restaurant based on a number of factors, and we will discuss with you the financial resources and lending programs available to assist you in getting started.

Franchisee Success Stories

“My family and I are now positive influencers in our community and are brand ambassadors everywhere we go. We all love sharing our story, encouraging, and mentoring people who have the same dream of entrepreneurship.”


Franchisee – Louisiana


Contact Us

To learn more about U.S. Franchising opportunities, email

Brad Bogan

U.S. Vice President – Franchising

Katie Politis

U.S. Director Franchising Learning

Rebekah Cossio

U.S. Franchising Candidate Manager

Edit Dolce

U.S. Franchising Candidate Manager

Lyndsey Crawford

U.S. Franchising Sourcing Manager

Dan Camp

Senior Director-Strategic Franchising

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McDonald's Global Franchising

With restaurants in more than 100 markets around the world, there are McDonald's franchising opportunities beyond the U.S.

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