List of countries with McDonald's restaurants
|Traded as||NYSE: MCD
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|Founded||May 15, 1940 in San Bernardino, California;
McDonald's Corporation, April 15, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois
|Founders||Richard and Maurice McDonald and Ray Kroc|
|Headquarters||Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.|
Number of locations
|Andrew J. McKenna
(President and CEO)
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries • soft drinks • coffee • milkshakes • salads • desserts • breakfast)
Number of employees
|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. It has more than 35,000 outlets worldwide. 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).  The biggest still standing is probably that at Will Rogers Turnpike.
The list of countries follows the company's own calculation, and contains several non-sovereign territories.
Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet
|#||Country/Territory||Date||First outlet location||Number of currently operating outlets||Source and date of source||Notes||CEO|
|1||United States||May 15, 1940||San Bernardino, California||14,267||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's USA||Don Thompson|
|2||Canada||June 1, 1967||Richmond, British Columbia||1,427||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's Canada|
|3||Puerto Rico||November 10, 1967||San Juan||108||(source: McDonald's 2013)||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||6||(source: McDonald's 2013)|
|5||Costa Rica||December 28, 1970||San Jose, 4th street, between 1st and Central Avenue.||54||(source: McDonald's 2013)||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||920||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First outlet in an independent country in Oceania. See McDonald's Australia.|
|7||Guam||June 10, 1971||Dededo||8||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First outlet in Oceania and first outlet outside the Americas.|
|8||Japan||July 20, 1971||Tokyo||3,164||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First outlet in Asia, see McDonald's Japan; McDonald's Holdings Company Japan, Inc.|
|9||Netherlands||August 21, 1971||Zaandam||236||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First outlet in Europe. Plans to open 15 more in next 3 years. See McDonald's Netherlands|
|10||Panama||September 1, 1971||Panama City||57||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's Panama|
|11||Germany||November 22, 1971||Munich||1,468||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First outlet in West Germany. Outlets in the New states of Germany opened in 1991. See McDonald's Germany|
|12||France||June 30, 1972||Créteil||1,298||(source: McDonald's 2013)||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: McDonald's 2013)||Left in 1980 during the Salvadorian Civil War, but returned after the war in 1992.|
|14||Sweden||October 27, 1973||Kungsgatan 4, Stockholm||230||(source: December 2014)||First outlet in Scandinavia. See McDonald's Sweden|
|15||Guatemala||June 6, 1974||Guatemala City||76||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's Guatemala|
|16||Curacao||August 16, 1974||Willemstad||5||(source: McDonald's 2013)|
|17||United Kingdom||13 November 1974 ||Woolwich, London||1,221||(source: McDonald's 2013)||Includes Isle of Man and Jersey (1 each)
Northern Ireland: 26
See McDonald's UK
|18|| Hong Kong
||January 8, 1975||Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.||237||(source: McDonald's 2013)||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||162||(source: McDonald's 2013)||Founded in New Zealand by Wally and Hugh Morris
First South Island restaurants opened at Linwood and Merivale, both Christchurch, on 3 November 1987. See McDonald's New Zealand.
|21||Switzerland||October 20, 1976||Geneva||157||(source: McDonald's 2013)||see McDonald's Switzerland|
|22||Ireland||May 9, 1977||Grafton Street, Dublin||84||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First drive-thru in Europe opened in Nutgrove, Dublin, see McDonald's Ireland|
|23||Austria||July 21, 1977||Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna||189||(source: McDonald's 2013)||see McDonald's Austria|
|24||Belgium||March 21, 1978||Brussels||67||(source: McDonald's 2013)||see McDonald's Belgium u|
|25||Brazil||February 13, 1979||Rio de Janeiro||812||(source: McDonald's 2013)||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)||First outlet in the Iberian Peninsula, see McDonald's Spain|
|28||Denmark||April 15, 1981||Vesterbrogade 2D, Copenhagen||88||(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||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)||Left in 1992 during investigations of restaurant bombings in Taiwan, but returned that same year after investigations concluded. See McDonald's Taiwan|
|33||Andorra||June 29, 1984||Andorra la Vella||4||(source: 2014)|
|34||Finland||December 14, 1984||Tampere||83||(source: Dec. 2012)||see McDonald's Finland|
|35||Thailand||February 23, 1985||Bangkok||202||(source: 2014)||see McDonald's Thailand|
|36||Aruba||April 4, 1985||Oranjestad||3||(source: Dec. 2012)|
|37||Luxembourg||July 17, 1985||Luxembourg City||9||(source: 2013)||see McDonald's Luxembourg|
|38||Venezuela||August 31, 1985||Caracas||140||(source: 2013 website)||see McDonald's Venezuela|
|39||Italy||October 15, 1985||Piazza Walter, Bolzano||500+||(source: December 2014 website)||see McDonald's Italy|
|40||Mexico||October 29, 1985||Mexico City||402||(source: Dec. 2012)||see McDonald's Mexico|
|41||Cuba||April 24, 1986||Guantanamo Bay||1||(source: Dec. 2012)||Guantanamo Bay - Open only to base personnel.|
|42||Turkey||October 24, 1986||Istanbul||230+||(source: April 2014)||see McDonald's Turkey. First outlet in the Greater Middle East.|
|43||Argentina||November 24, 1986||Belgrano, Buenos Aires||209||(source: Dec. 2012)||see McDonald's Argentina.|
|April 11, 1987||Rua do Campo, Cathedral Parish, Macau Peninsula||27||(source: Dec. 2012)||Then Portuguese territory; McDonald's would only open a restaurant in Portugal itself 4 years later. see List of restaurants.|
||March 24, 1988||Slavija Square, Belgrade||22||(source: September 2014)||First outlet in a communist country and first outlet in the Balkans. See McDonald's Serbia|
|46||South Korea||March 29, 1988||Gangnam District, Seoul||400+||(source: July 2014)||See McDonald's South Korea|
|47||Hungary||April 13, 1988||Budapest||100||(source: May 2014)||Second communist country, first Warsaw Pact member, thus first outlet behind the Iron Curtain. See McDonald's Hungary|
|48|| Soviet Union
|January 31, 1990||Pushkin Square, Moscow||433||(source:August 2014)||See McDonald's Russia|
|49||China||October 8, 1990||Shenzhen||2,000+||(source: May 2014)||See McDonald's China.|
|50||Chile||November 19, 1990||Santiago de Chile||77||(source: Dec. 2012)||See McDonald's Chile|
|51||Indonesia||February 23, 1991||Sarinah, Jakarta||160||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's Indonesia|
|52||Portugal||May 23, 1991||CascaiShopping, Cascais||138||(source: Dec. 2012)||See McDonald's Portugal|
|53||Greece||November 12, 1991||Athens Syntagma Sq.||15 + 4 seasonal||(source: 2013)|
|54||Uruguay||November 18, 1991||Montevideo||21||(source: 2014)|
|55||Martinique||December 16, 1991|
|March 20, 1992||Vodičkova street, Prague||91||(source: Dec. 2014 )||See McDonald's Czech Republic|
|57||Guadeloupe||April 8, 1992|
|58||Poland||June 17, 1992||Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw||351||(source: January 2015)||See McDonald's Poland|
|59||Monaco||November 20, 1992||Monte Carlo||4|
|60||Brunei||December 12, 1992||Bandar Seri Begawan||1||(source: 2004)|
|61||Morocco||December 18, 1992||Casablanca||34||(source: July 2014)||First outlet in Africa - McDonald's is now present in all continents except Antarctica.|
|62||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|
|63||Israel||October 14, 1993||Ayalon Mall, Ramat Gan||180||(source: Aug 2014)||First outlet in the Middle East. See McDonald's Israel|
|64||Slovenia||December 2, 1993||In Čopova Street, Ljubljana||16||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's Slovenia|
|65||Saudi Arabia||December 8, 1993||Riyadh||114||(source: Local website 74 in East, North and Central. 40 in West and South)|
|66||Kuwait||June 15, 1994||67||(source: 2011)|
|67||New Caledonia||July 26, 1994||Nouméa||2||(source: 2012)|
|68||Oman||July 30, 1994||15||(source: 2014)|
|69||Egypt||October 20, 1994||Cairo||72||(source: 2012)|
|70||Bulgaria||December 10, 1994||Sofia||36||(source: 2011)||See McDonald's Bulgaria|
|71||Bahrain||December 15, 1994||Muharraq City||17||(source: 2014)||Bahrain|
|72||Latvia||December 15, 1994||Riga||11||(source: June 2012)||First outlet in the Baltics.|
|73||United Arab Emirates||December 21, 1994||Abu Dhabi||110||(source: 2013)|
|74||Estonia||April 29, 1995||Tallinn||9||(source: December 2014) See||See McDonald's Estonia|
|75||Romania||June 16, 1995||Bucharest||62||(source: 2010)||See McDonald's Romania|
|76||Malta||July 7, 1995||10||(source: 2012, 9 in Malta, 1 in Gozo)|
|77||Colombia||July 14, 1995||Centro Andino, Bogota||81||(source: July 2013)||See McDonald's Colombia|
|78||Slovakia||October 14, 1995||Banská Bystrica||32||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's Slovakia|
|79||South Africa||November 11, 1995||200+||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's South Africa|
|80||Qatar||December 13, 1995||25||(source: 2014)|
|81||Honduras||December 14, 1995||8|
|82||Sint Maarten||December 15, 1995||Philipsburg||3||(source: December 2013)|
|83||Croatia||February 2, 1996||Zagreb||20||(source: 2011)||See McDonald's Croatia|
|84||Samoa||March 2, 1996||1||D.Williams|
|85||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.|
|86||Liechtenstein||May 3, 1996||3||(source: 2014)|
|87||Lithuania||May 31, 1996||9||(source: 2011)||See McDonald's Lithuania|
|88||Cyprus||June 12, 1996||18||(source: 2011)|
|89||India||October 13, 1996||Delhi||250+||(source: 2013)||First outlet in South Asia. See McDonald's India|
|90||Peru||October 18, 1996||Lima||40||(source: 2014)|
|91||Jordan||November 7, 1996||19||(source: 2014)|
|92||Paraguay||November 21, 1996||Asuncion||11||(source: 2011)|
|93||Dominican Republic||November 30, 1996|
|94||French Polynesia||December 10, 1996||Tahiti||6|
|95||Belarus||December 10, 1996||Minsk||8||(source: November 2014)||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.See McDonald's Belarus.|
|96||Ukraine||May 24, 1997||Kiev||76||(source: December 2013)||All three restaurants in the peninsula of Crimea were closed in 2014.|
|97||Jersey||August 1, 1997||1|
|98||Ecuador||October 9, 1997||6 de Diciembre Avenue, Quito||27||(source: 2014)|
|99||Reunion||December 14, 1997|
|100||Isle of Man||December 15, 1997||1|
|101||Suriname||December 18, 1997||Paramaribo||2||(source: 2010)|
|102||Moldova||April 30, 1998||Chisinau||6||(source: June 2014)|
|103||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.|
|104||Lebanon||September 18, 1998||Beirut||33||(source: 2013)|
|105||Pakistan||September 19, 1998||Karachi , Islamabad||30||(source: 2014)||McDonald's Pakistan|
|106||Sri Lanka||October 16, 1998||7||March 4, 2013|
|107||Georgia||February 5, 1999||Tbilisi||5||(source: 2010)||First outlet in the Caucasus.|
|108||San Marino||July 6, 1999||Borgo Maggiore||1||(source: 2010)|
|109||Gibraltar||August 13, 1999||1|
|110||Azerbaijan||November 6, 1999||Baku||11||(source: 2014)|
|111||French Guiana||February 22, 2000|
|112||American Samoa||September 29, 2000||2||(source: 2008)|
|113||Mauritius||July 4, 2001||Port Louis||3|
|114||Mayotte||May 1, 2003|
|115||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.|
|116||Bosnia and Herzegovina||July 20, 2011||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|
|117||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. |
|118||Vietnam||February 8, 2014||Ho Chi Minh City||3||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's Vietnam|
McDonald's is planning on expanding into Nigeria and Kenya as it looks for new markets. PanArmenian.net reported a future opening of a branch in Yerevan, Armenia in 2012. It has yet to appear.
- (November 10, 1985 – March 9, 1995) Bermuda  - Closed due to the passage of a government law that bans franchised restaurants in the country.
- (June 30 – December 31, 1996) Barbados  - Closed due to extremely slow sales.
- (October 24, 1997 – November 30, 2002) Bolivia  - Closed due to slow sales and cost.
- (April 15, 1995 – October 14, 2005) Jamaica  - Closed due to governmental problems and declining sales.
- (June 1, 2004 – 2007) Montenegro - A seasonal McDonalds restaurant was opened in Budva, but it was closed due to the lack of location.
- (September 3, 1993 – October 31, 2009) Iceland  - 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.
- (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
|North America||United States||San Bernardino||May 15||1940|
|Caribbean/Latin America||Puerto Rico||San Juan||November 10||1967|
|Central America||Costa Rica||San José||December 28||1970|
|South America||Brazil||Rio de Janeiro||February 13||1979|
|Southeast Asia||Singapore||Orchard Road||October 20||1979|
|Iberian Peninsula||Spain||Madrid||March 10||1981|
|Muslim World||Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||April 29||1982|
|Greater Middle East||Turkey||Istanbul||November 24||1986|
|Eastern Europe/Balkans||Yugoslavia/ Serbia||Belgrade||March 24||1988|
|Warsaw Pact||Hungary||Budapest||April 23||1988|
|Middle East||Israel||Tel Aviv||October 14||1993|
|Arab World||Morocco||Casablanca||December 18||1992|
|Baltic States||Latvia||Riga||December 15||1994|
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