McDonald’s FDD Summary
Type of Business
The franchisee will own and operate a quick service restaurant offering a limited menu of value-priced foods using the McDonald’s System. McDonald’s restaurants offer the public a high standard of quality and uniformity in food, service, and decor. McDonald’s restaurants are located in freestanding buildings, storefronts, food courts, and other locations that are appropriate to McDonald’s image. A grant of a McDonald’s franchise authorizes you to operate a McDonald’s restaurant business at a specific location and to use the McDonald’s System in the operation of that restaurant business for a specific period of time, usually 20 years. They also grant franchises for McDonald’s restaurant businesses located in retail stores such as Walmart. They call these satellite locations. McDonald’s restaurants located in strip centers, airports, universities, shopping malls, hospitals, and other diverse locations may also be Satellites.
McDonald’s USA, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company. Their principal place of business is One McDonald’s Plaza, Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523. They are a wholly-owned subsidiary of their parent and predecessor, McDonald’s Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a traditional McDonald’s franchise ranges from $1,004,450 to $2,155,700. This includes an initial franchise fee of $45,000 that must be paid to the franchisor.