List of countries with McDonald's franchises


List of countries with McDonald's franchises
McDonald's
Type Public
Traded as NYSEMCD
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
Industry Restaurants
Founded May 15, 1940 in San Bernardino, California;
McDonald's Corporation, April 15, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois
Founder(s) Richard and Maurice McDonald McDonald's restaurant concept;
Ray Kroc, McDonald's Corporation founder.
Headquarters Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.
Number of locations 33,000+ worldwide[1]
Area served Worldwide
Key people James A. Skinner
(Chairman & CEO)
Products Fast food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries • soft drinks • coffee • milkshakes • salads • desserts • breakfast)
Revenue increase US$ 24.075 billion (2010)[2]
Operating income increase US$ 7.473 billion (2010)[2]
Net income increase US$ 4.949 billion (2010)[2]
Total assets increase US$ 31.975 billion (2010)[2]
Total equity increase US$ 14.634 billion (2010)[2]
Employees 400,000 (January 2010)[2]
Website McDonalds.com
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This is a listing of countries with McDonald's franchises. McDonald's is the largest chain of fast food restaurants in the world.[3] It has more than 33,000 outlets worldwide.[4] The list of countries follows the company's own calculation, and contains several non-sovereign territories.

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Countries currently with McDonald's franchises

Badge issued to celebrate the opening of the first McDonald's in Belarus, which by the company's calculation was its 100th country
McDonald's in Pécs, Hungary.
McDonald's in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
First McDonald's in Italy (Rome, 1986, near Piazza di Spagna, 425 seats).
McDonald's in Angeles City, Philippines.
McDonald's delivery service in front of a 24 hour branch in Seoul, South Korea.
# Country Date First outlet location Number of currently operating outlets Notes
1  United States May 15 ,1940 San Bernardino, California. 13,381 (source: May 2009)
2  Canada June 1, 1967 Richmond, British Columbia. 1,400 (source: March 2007)
3  Puerto Rico November 10, 1967 First McDonald's in Latin America and in the Caribbean.
4  U.S. Virgin Islands September 4, 1970
5  Costa Rica December 28, 1970 San José, 4th street, between 1st and Central Avenue. 36 (source: March 2011) Third country (not U.S. possession) and first outlet outside Northern America where McDonald's opened.
6  Guam June 10, 1971 First outlet in Oceania and first outlet outside the Americas.
7  Japan July 20, 1971 Tokyo 3,598 (source: 2004) First outlet in Asia
8  Netherlands August 21, 1971 Zaandam 225 (source: 2011) First outlet in Europe.
9  Panama September 1, 1971 37 (source: 2009)
10  Germany November 22, 1971 1,361 (source: February 2010) First outlet in West Germany: outlets in the former East Germany opened in 1991.
11  Australia May 30, 1971 Yagoona, New South Wales[5] 780[5] (Sep 2011) First outlet in Oceania (in a sovereign state)
12  France June 30, 1972 1,161 (source: December 2009) First outlet in Créteil in 1972 even though McDonald's officially recognizes the first outlet in Strasbourg in 1979
13  El Salvador July 20, 1972 11 (source: Sept 2009) Left during the Salvadorian Civil War, but returned in 1992.
14  Sweden October 27, 1973 Kungsgatan 4, Stockholm 230 (source: December 2009) First outlet in Scandinavia.
15  Guatemala June 6, 1974 80 (source: 2011)
16  Curaçao August 16, 1974
17  England, UK October 1, 1974 Woolwich, London 1,250 (United Kingdom-wide, source: 2006)
18  Hong Kong
 Hong Kong
January 8, 1975 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.[6] 200[6] (source:2009) Then a British Crown colony/Dependent Territory.
19  Bahamas August 4, 1975
20  New Zealand June 7, 1976 Porirua Central, Wellington[7] 152[7] (Sep 2011) Founded in New Zealand by Wally and Hugh Morris[8]
First South Island restaurants opened at Linwood and Merivale, both Christchurch, on 3 November 1987.[9]
21  Switzerland October 20, 1976 148 (source: March 2010)
22  Ireland May 9, 1977 Grafton Street, Dublin 79 (source: February 2009)
23  Austria July 21, 1977 Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna. 168 (source: 2009)
24  Belgium March 21, 1978 64 (source: 2004)
25  Brazil February 13, 1979 Rio de Janeiro 560 (source: 2009) First outlet in South America.
26  Singapore October 20, 1979 Liat Towers, Orchard Road 180 (source: 2011)
27  Spain March 10, 1981 276 (source: 2004)
28  Denmark April 15, 1981 83 (source: December 2009)
29  Philippines September 27, 1981 Morayta, Sampaloc, Manila 320 (source: 2011)
30  Malaysia April 29, 1982 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur[10] 194 (source: 2009) First outlet in a Muslim-majority country.
31  Norway November 18, 1983 Nedre Slottsgate, Oslo 68 (source: December 2009)
32  Taiwan January 28, 1984 Taipei City, Taiwan 338 (source: 2004)
33  Andorra June 29, 1984 3 (source: 2009)
34  Wales, UK December 3, 1984
35  Finland December 14, 1984 Tampere 93 (source: 2004)
36  Thailand February 23, 1985 88 (source: 2004)
37  Aruba April 4, 1985
38  Luxembourg July 17, 1985 7 (source: 2009)
39  Venezuela August 31, 1985 197 (source: 2009)
40  Italy October 15, 1985 near Piazza di Spagna, Rome 392 (source: 2009)
41  Mexico October 29, 1985 500+ (source: 2011)[11]
42  Cuba April 24, 1986 Guantanamo Bay 1 (source: 2009) Guantanamo Bay
43  Turkey October 24, 1986 Istanbul 160[12] (source: 2010) First outlet in the Greater Middle East.
44  Argentina November 24, 1986 Belgrano, Buenos Aires 187 (source: 2009)
45  Macao
 Macao
April 11, 1987 Then Portuguese territory; McDonald's would only open a restaurant in Portugal itself 4 years later.
46  Scotland, UK November 23, 1987 Dundee[13] Second store was Kirkcaldy. It took over 13 years since McDonald's first appeared in the UK.
47  Yugoslavia/

 Serbia

March 24, 1988 15 (source: 2011) First outlet in a communist country and first outlet in the Balkans.
48  South Korea March 29, 1988 Seoul 243 (source: 2011)
49  Hungary April 13, 1988 Budapest[14] 100 (source: 2009[15]) Second communist country, first Warsaw Pact member, thus first outlet behind the Iron Curtain.
50  Soviet Union/ Russia January 31, 1990 270 (source: 2010)
51  China October 8, 1990 Shenzhen 850 (August 2010)
52  Chile November 19, 1990 69 (source: 2009)
53  Indonesia February 23, 1991 Sarinah, Jakarta 110 (source: 2009)
54  Portugal May 23, 1991 CascaiShopping, Cascais 91 (source: 2004)
55  Northern Ireland, UK October 14, 1991 Belfast 32 (source:2006)
56  Greece November 12, 1991 48 (source: 2004)
57  Uruguay November 18, 1991 Montevideo
58  Martinique December 16, 1991
59  Czechoslovakia March 20, 1992 72 (source: 2006) First outlet in Czech Republic.
60  Guadeloupe April 8, 1992
61  Poland June 17, 1992 Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw 271 (source: 2011)
62  Monaco November 20, 1992
63  Brunei December 12, 1992 1 (source: 2004)
64  Morocco December 18, 1992 Casablanca 27 (source: November 2011) First outlet in Africa - McDonald's is now present in all continents except Antarctica.
65  Northern Marianas March 18, 1993 2 (source:August 2011) First outlet opened on the island of Saipan - Along with the a second outlet in 1997
66  Israel October 14, 1993 153 (source: May 2010)
67  Slovenia December 2, 1993 In Čopova Street, Ljubljana 16 (source: 2009)
68  Saudi Arabia December 8, 1993 60 (source: 2009)
70  Kuwait June 15, 1994 37 (source: 2007)
71  New Caledonia July 26, 1994
72  Oman July 30, 1994 9 (December 2009)
73  Egypt October 20, 1994 50 (source 2003)
74  Bulgaria December 10, 1994 36 (source: 2011)
75  Bahrain December 15, 1994 14 (source: 2010)
76  Latvia December 15, 1994 10 (source: October 2011)[16] First outlet in the Baltics.
77  United Arab Emirates December 21, 1994
78  Estonia April 29, 1995 Tallinn 8 (source: 2011)
79  Romania June 16, 1995 126 (source: 2010)
80  Malta July 7, 1995 8 (7 in Malta, 1 in Gozo, source: 2009)
81  Colombia July 14, 1995 Centro Andino, Bogota 78 (source: November 2009)
82  Slovakia October 14, 1995 25 (source: 2011)
83  South Africa November 11, 1995 129 (source: 2009)
84  Qatar December 13, 1995 7 (source: 2003)
85  Honduras December 14, 1995
86  Saint Martin December 15, 1995
87  Croatia February 2, 1996 Zagreb 19 (18 opened, 1 opening) (source: 2011)[17]
88  Western Samoa March 2, 1996
89  Fiji Islands May 1, 1996 3 (source: 2001)
90  Liechtenstein May 3, 1996 2 (source: 2009)
91  Lithuania May 31, 1996 9 (source: 2011)
92  Cyprus June 12, 1996 17 (source: 2011)
93  India October 13, 1996[18] Delhi 192 (source: 2010)[19]
94  Peru October 18, 1996 22 (source: 2009)
95  Jordan November 7, 1996
96  Paraguay November 21, 1996 6 (source: 2009)
97  Dominican Republic November 30, 1996
98  French Polynesia December 10, 1996 Tahiti
99  Belarus December 10, 1996 Minsk 6 (source: 2011) The company claimed this as McDonald's "100th country" although this calculation included many non-sovereign territories even though McDonald's shut down in Iceland in 2009 it is the 99th country as of November 1, 2009.
100  Ukraine May 28, 1997 Kiev 72 (source: 2011)
101  Yemen August 22, 1997
102  Republic of Macedonia September 6, 1997 6 (source: 2010)
103  Ecuador October 9, 1997 10 (source: 2007)
104  Réunion December 14, 1997
105  Isle of Man December 15, 1997
106  Suriname December 18, 1997 2 (source: 2010)
107  Moldova April 30, 1998 Chişinău 4 (source: 2010)
108  Nicaragua July 11, 1998 6 (source: June 2010) McDonald's outlets ceased operation during the Nicaraguan civil war and re-established a presence in 1998 after an absence of two decades.
109  Lebanon September 18, 1998 21 (source: 2011)
110  Pakistan September 19, 1998[20] 25 (source: 2005)
111  Sri Lanka October 16, 1998
112  Georgia February 5, 1999 Tbilisi 4 (source: 2010) First outlet in the Caucasus.
113  San Marino July 6, 1999 Borgo Maggiore 1 (source: 2010)
114  Gibraltar August 13, 1999
115  Azerbaijan November 6, 1999 Baku 9 (source: 2011)
116  French Guiana February 22, 2000
117  American Samoa September 29, 2000
118  Mauritius July 4, 2001 Port Louis 2 (source: 2011)[21]
119  Mayotte May 1, 2003
120  Montenegro June 1, 2004 Budva 1 (source: 2006) A McDonalds restaurant was opened in Budva in 2004,but it has been closed in 2007 due to the lack of location.
121  Iraq August 10, 2006 Baghdad 1 (source: 2006) One location in Baghdad for the U.S. Army, but there is also a knockoff called MaDonal.
122  Bosnia and Herzegovina July 20, 2011[22] Sarajevo 2 (source: 2011) After 10 some years of trying to enter the Bosnian market with no success, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in BiH on 07/20/2011. Days later construction started on the first drive-thru, while ongoing planning is wrapping up for outlets in Banja Luka and Mostar.
123  Trinidad & Tobago August 2011 Westmoorings, Port of Spain 1 (source: 2011) Currently slated to re-open at The Falls At West Mall. McDonald's previously had stores in Trinidad (May 6 1997 - October 25 2003) but closed due to low sales. [2]

Former locations

One of the three McDonald's restaurants in Iceland before their closing
  1. (July 14-16, 1994)  Iran[citation needed] - political reasons[citation needed]
  2. (November 10, 1985-March 9, 1995)  Bermuda [3] - government influence
  3. (June 30-December 31, 1996)  Barbados [4] - slow sales
  4. (February 1, 1997-December 31, 2002)  Bolivia [5] - closed due to slow sales and cost
  5. (April 15, 1995-October 30, 2005)  Jamaica [6] - closed due to government problems and slow sales
  6. (September 3, 1993-October 31, 2009)  Iceland [7] - Closed down by Icelandic affiliate citing prohibitive costs of importing foreign foodstuffs as required by McDonald's. Its former McDonald's outlets will be re-branded as its own chain of Metro restaurants offering similar service and menus with domestically produced ingredients.


Expansions by region

Continent Location City Date Year
North America  United States CaliforniaSan Bernardino May 15 1940
Caribbean  Puerto Rico Flag san juan pr.svg San Juan November 10 1967
Central America  Costa Rica San Jose Costa Rica Flag-------.svg San José December 28 1970
Oceania  Australia Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney May 30 1971
Asia  Japan  Tokyo July 20 1971
Europe  Netherlands Zaanstad.png Zaandam August 21 1971
South America  Brazil  Rio de Janeiro February 13 1979
Africa  Morocco Logo casa.png Casablanca December 18 1992

See also

References

  1. ^ McDonald's publication. "Corporate FAQ". McDonald's Corporation. http://www.mcdonalds.ca/en/aboutus/faq.aspx. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2010 Form 10-K, McDonald's Corporation". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/63908/000119312511046701/d10k.htm. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  3. ^ 2007 R&I Top 400 Chain Restaurants, retrieved August 18, 2008
  4. ^ McDonald's :: About Us :: FAQ, retrieved August 18, 2008
  5. ^ a b "Our Story - McDonald's Australia". http://mcdonalds.com.au/about-us/our-story. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  6. ^ a b McDonald's Official website Hong Kong - About McDonald's
  7. ^ a b "Organisation - Mcdonald's New Zealand". http://mcdonalds.co.nz/about-us/organisation. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  8. ^ "McDonald’s New Zealand founder dies". National Business Review. 2010-05-26. http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/mcdonald-s-new-zealand-founder-dies-123644. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  9. ^ Hepözden, Rosemary (2011). O'Flaherty, Brian. ed. Golden Arches under Southern Skies: Celebrating 35 years of McDonald's in New Zealand. in co-op with McDonald's Restaurants (NZ) Ltd. Auckland: Renaissance Publishing. pp. 112–5. ISBN 978-0-9864521-1-6. 
  10. ^ McDonald's Official website Malaysia - About McDonald's
  11. ^ http://www.mcdonalds.com.mx/#NPC:Institutional%231List1
  12. ^ McDonald's Official website Turkey - About McDonald's
  13. ^ http://news.scotsman.com/mcdonaldsfastfood/20-years-of-Big-Macs.3540018.jp
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Győrben nyílik a McDonald’s 100. magyar étterme (100th McDonald’s in Hungary opens in Győr) Kisalföld.hu
  16. ^ "Restorāni Latvijā". mcdonalds.lv. http://www.mcdonalds.lv/lv/html/index_frame.html?company/service/resto.html. Retrieved 26-01-2011. 
  17. ^ "Sisak dobiva prvi McDonald's" (in Croatian). http://www.vecernji.hr/regije/prvi-suvremeni-mcdonald-s-hrvatskoj-sisak-dobiva-jesen-clanak-295738. Retrieved 02. June 2011. 
  18. ^ McDonald's Official website India - About McDonald's
  19. ^ "How Big Mac plans to change Indian food habits". business.rediff.com. http://business.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/25/slide-show-1-how-big-mac-plans-to-be-a-breakfast-destination.htm. Retrieved 27 Oct 2010. 
  20. ^ McDonald's Pakistan official website
  21. ^ "McDonald's in Mauritius". http://www.mauritius-official.com/2011/09/mcdonalds-in-mauritius.html. Retrieved 27 Sep 2011. 
  22. ^ "Komsic and Moon opened McDonald's" (in English(translated)). http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=hr&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=hr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sarajevo-x.com%2Fbiznis%2Fnews%2Fclanak%2F110719094%23. Retrieved 19. July 2011. 

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