List of countries with McDonald's restaurants

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McDonald's
Type Public
Traded as NYSEMCD
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
S&P 500 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 35,000+ worldwide[1]
Area served Worldwide
Key people Andrew J. McKenna
(Chairman)
Don Thompson
(President and CEO)
Products Fast food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries • soft drinks • coffee • milkshakes • salads • desserts • breakfast)
Revenue Increase US$27.56 billion (2012)[2]
Operating income Increase US$8.60 billion (2012)[2]
Net income Decrease US$5.46 billion (2012)[2]
Total assets Increase US$35.39 billion (2012)[2]
Total equity Increase US$15.29 billion (2012)[2]
Employees 1,800,000 (2013) [3]
Website Global Corporate Website

This is a listing of countries with McDonald's restaurants. McDonald's is the largest chain of fast food restaurants in the world.[4] It has more than 33,000 outlets worldwide.[5] The majority of McDonald's outlets outside of the United States are franchises.

The biggest temporary McDonald's in the world was opened during 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which had 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft).[6][6][7][8][9][10] [11] The biggest still standing is probably that at Will Rogers Turnpike.[11]

The list of countries follows the company's own calculation, and contains several non-sovereign territories.

Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet[edit]

# Country/Territory Date First outlet location Number of currently operating outlets Source and date of source Notes
1  United States May 15, 1940 San Bernardino, California 14,146 (source: Dec. 2012) See McDonalds Annual Report
2  Canada June 1, 1967 Richmond, British Columbia 1,417 (source: Dec. 2012) See McDonald's Canada
3  Puerto Rico November 10, 1967 San Juan 114 (source: website Jan. 2014) First McDonald's in Latin America and in the Caribbean. Left in 1974 after labor dispute, but returned with non-union labor in 1980. See McDonald's Puerto Rico
4  U.S. Virgin Islands September 4, 1970 St. Croix
5  Costa Rica December 28, 1970 San Jose, 4th street, between 1st and Central Avenue. 50 (source: Dec. 2012) Third country (not U.S. possession) and first outlet outside Northern America where McDonald's opened. See McDonald's Costa Rica
6  Australia May 30, 1971 Yagoona, New South Wales[12] 916 (source: January 2014)[12] First outlet in an independent country in Oceania. See McDonald's Australia.
7  Guam June 10, 1971 Dededo (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in Oceania and first outlet outside the Americas.
8  Japan July 20, 1971 Tokyo 3,096 (source: website, 2014) First outlet in Asia, see McDonald's Japan
9  Netherlands August 21, 1971 Zaandam 231 (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in Europe. Plans to open 15 more in next 3 years. See McDonald's Netherlands
10  Panama September 1, 1971 Panama City 52 (source: Dec. 2012) See McDonald's Panama
11  Germany November 22, 1971 Munich 1,440 (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in West Germany: outlets in the former East Germany opened in 1991. See McDonald's Germany
12  France June 30, 1972 Creteil 1,258 (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in Creteil in 1972 even though McDonald's officially recognizes the first outlet in Strasbourg in 1979. See McDonald's France.
13  El Salvador July 20, 1972 San Salvador 13 (source: Dec. 2012) Left in 1980 during the Salvadorian Civil War, but returned after the war in 1992.
14  Sweden October 27, 1973 Kungsgatan 4, Stockholm (source: December 2013) First outlet in Scandinavia. See McDonald's Sweden
15  Guatemala June 6, 1974 Guatemala City 73 (source: local website) See McDonald's Guatemala
16  Curacao August 16, 1974 Willemstad 5 (source: Dec. 2012)
17  England October 1, 1974 Woolwich, London 1,200 (source: Feb. 2014) Includes Isle of Man and Jersey (1 each), see McDonald's UK
18  Hong Kong
 Hong Kong
January 8, 1975 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.[13] 237 (source: 2014)[13] Then a British Crown colony/Dependent Territory. See Hong Kong
19  Bahamas August 4, 1975 Nassau 3 (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in an independent country of the Caribbean.
20  New Zealand June 7, 1976 Porirua Central, Wellington[14] 161 (source: September 2011)[14] Founded in New Zealand by Wally and Hugh Morris[15]
First South Island restaurants opened at Linwood and Merivale, both Christchurch, on 3 November 1987.[16] See McDonald's New Zealand.
21   Switzerland October 20, 1976 Geneva 153 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Switzerland
22  Ireland May 9, 1977 Grafton Street, Dublin 83 (source: Dec. 2012) First drive-thru in Europe opened in Nutgrove, Dublin, see McDonald's Ireland
23  Austria July 21, 1977 Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna 184 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Austria
24  Belgium March 21, 1978 Brussels 65 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Belgium u
25  Brazil February 13, 1979 Rio de Janeiro 731 (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in South America. See McDonald's Brazil
26  Singapore October 20, 1979 Liat Towers, Orchard Road 125 (source: Dec. 2012) First outlet in Southeast Asia. See McDonald's Singapore
27  Spain March 10, 1981 Madrid 444 (source: Dec. 2012) See McDonald's Spain
28  Denmark April 15, 1981 Vesterbrogade 2D, Copenhagen 86 (source: Dec. 2012) See McDonald's Denmark
29  Philippines September 27, 1981 Morayta, Sampaloc, Manila 400+ (source: Jan. 2014) See McDonald's Philippines
30  Malaysia April 29, 1982 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur[17] 314 (source: June 2013) First outlet in a Muslim-majority country. See McDonald's Malaysia
31  Norway November 18, 1983 Nedre Slottsgate, Oslo 74 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Norway
32  Taiwan January 28, 1984 Taipei City, Taiwan 388 (source: 2013) see McDonald's Taiwan
33  Andorra June 29, 1984 Andorra la Vella 4 (source: 2014)[18]
34  Wales December 3, 1984 Cardiff 62 (source: Dec. 2012)
35  Finland December 14, 1984 Tampere 83 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Finland
36  Thailand February 23, 1985 Bangkok 180 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Thailand
37  Aruba April 4, 1985 Oranjestad 3 (source: Dec. 2012)
38  Luxembourg July 17, 1985 Luxembourg City 9 (source: 2013) see McDonald's Luxembourg
39  Venezuela August 31, 1985 Caracas 140 (source: 2013 website) see McDonald's Venezuela
40  Italy October 15, 1985 Piazza Walter, Bolzano 456 (source: Dec. 2012) see McDonald's Italy
41  Mexico October 29, 1985 Mexico City 500+ (source: 2011)[19]
42  Cuba April 24, 1986 Guantanamo Bay 1 (source: 2009) Open only to base personnel. Ordinary Cubans cannot access.
43  Turkey October 24, 1986 Istanbul 230+ (source: April 2014)[20] First outlet in the Greater Middle East.
44  Argentina November 24, 1986 Belgrano, Buenos Aires 200+ (source:2012)
45  Macao
 Macao, China
April 11, 1987 Rua do Campo, Cathedral Parish, Macau Peninsula Then Portuguese territory; McDonald's would only open a restaurant in Portugal itself 4 years later.
46  Scotland November 23, 1987 Dundee[21] 94 (source: January 2013) Second store was Kirkcaldy. It took over 13 years since McDonald's first appeared in the UK.
47  Yugoslavia

 Serbia

March 24, 1988 Slavija Square, Belgrade 20 (source: 2013) First outlet in a communist country and first outlet in the Balkans.
48  South Korea March 29, 1988 Seoul 300 (source: 2013)
49  Hungary April 13, 1988 Budapest[22] 100 (source: 2009)[23] Second communist country, first Warsaw Pact member, thus first outlet behind the Iron Curtain.
50  Soviet Union
 Russia
January 31, 1990 Pushkin Square, Moscow 418 (source:2013)[24]
51  China October 8, 1990 Shenzhen 1,800+ (source: 2013)[25]
52  Chile November 19, 1990 Santiago de Chile 69 (source: 2009)
53  Indonesia February 23, 1991 Sarinah, Jakarta 110 (source: 2009)
54  Portugal May 23, 1991 CascaiShopping, Cascais 120 (source: 2008)
55  Northern Ireland October 14, 1991 Belfast 50 (source: December 2012)
56  Greece November 12, 1991 Athens Syntagma Sq. 18 + 4 seasonal (source: 2013)[26]
57  Uruguay November 18, 1991 Montevideo 17 (source: 2013)
58  Martinique December 16, 1991
59  Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
March 20, 1992 Vodičkova street, Prague 93 (source: 2013)
60  Guadeloupe April 8, 1992
61  Poland June 17, 1992 Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw 325 (source: December 2013)
62  Monaco November 20, 1992 Monte Carlo
63  Brunei December 12, 1992 Bandar Seri Begawan 1 (source: 2004)
64  Morocco December 18, 1992 Casablanca 32 (source: June 2013[27]) First outlet in Africa - McDonald's is now present in all continents except Antarctica.
65  Northern Marianas March 18, 1993 Saipan 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 Tel Aviv 153 (source: May 2010) See McDonald's Israel
67  Slovenia December 2, 1993 In Čopova Street, Ljubljana 16 (source: 2014) see McDonald's Slovenia
68  Saudi Arabia December 8, 1993 Riyadh 114 (source: Local website 74 in East, North and Central. 40 in West and South)
70  Kuwait June 15, 1994 37 (source: 2007)
71  New Caledonia July 26, 1994 2 (source: 2012)
72  Oman July 30, 1994 15 (source: 2014)
122  Egypt October 20, 1994 1213 (source: 2003)
74  Bulgaria December 10, 1994 36 (source: 2011)
75  Bahrain December 15, 1994 Muharraq City 14 (source: 2010)
76  Latvia December 15, 1994 Riga 11 (source: June 2012)[28] First outlet in the Baltics.
77  United Arab Emirates December 21, 1994 109 (source: 2013)
78  Estonia April 29, 1995 Tallinn 8 (source: 2011)
79  Romania June 16, 1995 Bucharest 62 (source: 2010)
80  Malta July 7, 1995 8 (source: 2012, 7 in Malta, 1 in Gozo)
81  Colombia July 14, 1995 Centro Andino, Bogota 81 (source: July 2013)[29]
82  Slovakia October 14, 1995 Banská Bystrica 31 (source: 2012)
83  South Africa November 11, 1995 153 (source: 2012)
84  Qatar December 13, 1995 25 (source: 2014)
85  Honduras December 14, 1995
86  Sint Maarten December 15, 1995 Philipsburg 3 (source: December 2013)
87  Croatia February 2, 1996 Zagreb 20 (source: 2011)[30]
88  Samoa March 2, 1996 1
89  Fiji Islands May 1, 1996 3 (source: 2001) As of April 2012, Fiji is the only country in the world to still use the 2003 "i'm lovin' it" packaging, even though the other countries are using the 2008 packaging for meals and items.
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[31] Delhi 250+ (source: 2013)[32]
94  Peru October 18, 1996 Lima 54 (source: 2013)
95  Jordan November 7, 1996 19 (source: 2014)
96  Paraguay November 21, 1996 Asuncion 11 (source: 2011)
97  Dominican Republic November 30, 1996
98  French Polynesia December 10, 1996 Tahiti 4
99  Belarus December 10, 1996 Minsk 8 (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 24, 1997 Kiev 76 (source: December 2013) All three restaurants in the peninsula of Crimea were closed in 2014.
101  Ecuador October 9, 1997 21 (source: February 2013)[33]
102  Reunion December 14, 1997
103  Isle of Man December 15, 1997
104  Suriname December 18, 1997 Paramaribo 2 (source: 2010)
105  Moldova April 30, 1998 Chisinau 4 (source: 2010)
106  Nicaragua July 11, 1998 Managua 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.
107  Lebanon September 18, 1998 26 (source: 2013)
108  Pakistan September 19, 1998[34] 27 (source: 2005)
109  Sri Lanka October 16, 1998 5 March 4, 2013
110  Georgia February 5, 1999 Tbilisi 5 (source: 2010) First outlet in the Caucasus.
111  San Marino July 6, 1999 Borgo Maggiore 1 (source: 2010)
112  Gibraltar August 13, 1999
113  Azerbaijan November 6, 1999 Baku 9 (source: 2011)
114  French Guiana February 22, 2000
115  American Samoa September 29, 2000 2
116  Mauritius July 4, 2001 Port Louis 3
117  Mayotte May 1, 2003
118  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.
119  Bosnia and Herzegovina July 20, 2011[35] Sarajevo 5 (source: 2012) After some 10 years of trying to enter the Bosnian market with no success, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in BiH on 20 July 2011
120  Trinidad and Tobago August 2011 the Falls at West Mall, Westmoorings 6 Re-opened at The Falls At West Mall in 2011 and has expanded to 5 other locations. McDonald's previously had stores in Trinidad (May 6, 1997 - October 25, 2003) but closed due to low sales. [2]
121  Vietnam February 8, 2014 Ho Chi Minh City 2 (source 2014)

Future locations[edit]

McDonald's is planning on expanding into Nigeria as it looks for new markets.[36] PanArmenian.net reported a future opening of a branch in Yerevan, Armenia in 2012.[37] It has yet to appear.

Former locations[edit]

One of the three McDonald's restaurants in Iceland before their closing
  1. (November 10, 1985 – March 9, 1995)  Bermuda [3] - Closed due to the passage of a government law that bans franchised restaurants in the country.
  2. (June 30 – December 31, 1996)  Barbados [4] - Closed due to extremely slow sales.
  3. (October 24, 1997 – November 30, 2002)  Bolivia [5] - Closed due to slow sales and cost.
  4. (April 15, 1995 – October 30, 2005)  Jamaica [6] - Closed due to governmental problems and declining sales.
  5. (June 1, 2004 – 2007)  Montenegro - A seasonal McDonalds restaurant was opened in Budva, but it was closed due to the lack of location.
  6. (September 3, 1993 – October 31, 2009)  Iceland [7] - Closed down by Icelandic affiliate citing prohibitive costs of importing foreign food products as required by McDonald's and the collapse of the Icelandic krona. Its three former outlets were re-branded as its own chain of Metro restaurants, which offer similar service and menus with domestically produced ingredients.
  7. (September 6, 1997 – May 15, 2013)  Macedonia- Closed due to dispute in contract and contractual obligations between the franchise owner Sveto Janevski.

Expansions by region[edit]

Continent Location City Date Year
North America  United States San Bernardino May 15 1940
Caribbean  Puerto Rico San Juan November 10 1967
Central America  Costa Rica San José December 28 1970
Oceania  Australia Sydney May 30 1971
Asia  Japan  Tokyo July 20 1971
Europe  Netherlands Zaandam August 21 1971
South America  Brazil Rio de Janeiro February 13 1979
Africa  Morocco Casablanca December 18 1992
Middle East  Israel Tel Aviv October 14 1993

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e "2010 Form 10-K, McDonald's Corporation". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  3. ^ McDonald Corporation. "Corporate Info". 
  4. ^ 2007 R&I Top 400 Chain Restaurants, retrieved August 18, 2008
  5. ^ McDonald's :: About Us :: FAQ, retrieved August 18, 2008
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  13. ^ a b Official website Hong Kong - About McDonald's
  14. ^ a b "Organisation- Mcdonald's New Zealand". Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  15. ^ "McDonald’s New Zealand founder dies". National Business Review. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  16. ^ Hepozden, 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. 
  17. ^ 500 McDonald’s outlets by 2020
  18. ^ VisitAndorra.com - McDonald's
  19. ^ http://www.mcdonalds.com.mx/#NPC:Institutional%231List1
  20. ^ McDonald's Official website Turkey - About McDonald's
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  22. ^ [1]
  23. ^ Gyorben nyilik a McDonald’s 100. magyar etterme (100th McDonald’s in Hungary opens in Gyor) Kisalfold.hu
  24. ^ http://mcdonalds.ru/restaurant/map/
  25. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2013/10/28/Local-Tastes-Tempt-China-Diners-Away-From-Golden-Arches.aspx
  26. ^ http://www.mcdonalds.gr/mcfinder/?i=Διεύθυνση%2C+Περιοχή+ή+Τ.Κ.
  27. ^ http://www.mcdonalds.ma/map#
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  29. ^ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1567595&page=111
  30. ^ "Sisak dobiva prvi McDonald's" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  31. ^ McDonald's Official website India - About McDonald's
  32. ^ "How Big Mac plans to change Indian food habits". business.rediff.com. Retrieved 27 Oct 2010. 
  33. ^ (Spanish) El Universo. Cadena de hamburguesas abre su capital para crecer. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  34. ^ McDonald's Pakistan official website
  35. ^ "Komsic and Moon opened McDonald's" (in English(translated)). Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  36. ^ http://businessdayonline.com/2014/02/mcdonalds-sets-sight-on-nigeria-others-for-new-markets/
  37. ^ "McDonald's fast food chain to open in Yerevan – paper". PanArmenian.net. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 

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