List of countries with McDonald's restaurants
Countries with McDonald's stores
|Genre||Fast food restaurant|
|Founded||McDonald's: May 15, 1940
San Bernardino, California
McDonald's Corporation: April 15, 1955
Des Plaines, Illinois
|Founders||McDonald's: Richard and Maurice McDonald
McDonald's Corporation: Ray Kroc
|Headquarters||Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S. (moving to Chicago in 2018)|
Number of locations
|36,615 (September 30, 2016)|
Number of employees
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 restaurant 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 one 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
|1#||Name of country||Date of first store||First outlet location||Number of currently operating outlets||Source and date of source||Notes|
|1||United States||May 16, 1940||San Bernardino, California||14,267||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's USA|
|2||Canada (details)||June 3, 1967||Richmond, British Columbia||1,427||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's Canada|
|3||Puerto Rico||December 6, 1967||San Juan||108||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First McDonald's in Latin America and in the Caribbean. See McDonald's Puerto Rico|
|4||U.S. Virgin Islands||September 5, 1970||St. Croix||6||(source: McDonald's 2013)|
|5||Costa Rica||December 8, 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 Oceania and first outlet outside the Americas. See McDonald's Australia.|
|7||Guam||June 10, 1971||Dededo||8||(source: McDonald's 2013)|
|8||Japan||July 21, 1971||Tokyo||2,975||(source: McDonald's 2015)||First outlet in Asia, see McDonald's Japan; McDonald's Holdings Company Japan, Inc.|
|9||Netherlands||August 21, 1971||Zaandam||245||(source: McDonald's 2016)||First outlet in Europe. Plans to open 15 more in next 4 years. See McDonald's Netherlands|
|10||Panama||September 1, 1971||Panama City||57||(source: McDonald's 2013)||See McDonald's Panama|
|11|| West Germany
|November 22, 1971||Munich||1,478||(source: McDonald's June 2015)||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||1,384||(source: McDonald's June 2015)||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||225||(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)||See McDonald's Aruba and Curaçao|
|17||United Kingdom||England: 13 November 1974
Wales: 3 December 1984
Scotland: 23 November 1987
Northern Ireland: 12 October 1991
|Woolwich, London||1,261||(source: McDonald's 2015)||Includes Isle of Man and Jersey (1 each)
Northern Ireland: 26
See McDonald's UK
|18|| British Hong Kong
|January 8, 1975||Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.||237||R(source: McDonald's 2013)||Then a British Crown colony/Dependent Territory. See McDonald's Hong Kong|
|19||Bahamas||August 4, 1975||Nassau||3||(source: Dec. 2012)||First outlet in an independent country of the Caribbean.|
|20||New Zealand (details)||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||162||(source: McDonald's 2013)||see McDonald's Switzerland|
|22||Ireland||May 9, 1977||Grafton Street, Dublin||89||(source: McDonald's 2013)||First drive-thru in Europe opened in Nutgrove, Dublin and first McCafé in Europe Grafton Street, Dublin, see McDonald's Ireland|
|23||Austria||July 21, 1977||Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna||196||(source: McDonald's 2016)||see McDonald's Austria|
|24||Belgium||March 21, 1978||Brussels||74||(source: McDonald's 2015)||see McDonald's Belgium|
|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||Gran Vía, Madrid||497||(source: January 2016)||First outlet in the Iberian Peninsula, see McDonald's Spain|
|28||Denmark||April 15, 1981||Vesterbrogade 2D, Copenhagen||89||(source: Dec. 2012)||See McDonald's Denmark|
|29||Philippines||September 27, 1981||Morayta, Sampaloc, Manila||500+||(source: 2016)||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||75||(source: Dec. 2012)||see McDonald's Norway|
|32||Republic of China||January 28, 1984||Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC||413||(source: 2015)||
|33||Andorra||June 29, 1984||Andorra la Vella||5||(source: 2016)|
|34||Finland||December 14, 1984||Tampere||72||(source: Dec. 2012)||see McDonald's Finland|
|35||Thailand||February 23, 1985||Bangkok||227||(source: 2016)||see McDonald's Thailand|
|36||Aruba||April 4, 1985||Oranjestad||4||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Aruba and Curaçao|
|37||Luxembourg||July 17, 1985||Luxembourg City||10||(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||531||(source: February. 2016) 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||260||(source: June 2016)||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.|
|45||Yugoslavia||March 24, 1988||Slavija Square, Belgrade||23||(source: October 2016)||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||415||(source: January 2016)||See McDonald's South Korea|
|47|| Hungarian People's Republic
|April 13, 1988||Budapest||90||(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||586||(source: January 2017)||See McDonald's Russia|
|49||People's Republic of China||October 8, 1990||Shenzhen||2,200+||
||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||148||(source: Sep. 2015)||See McDonald's Portugal|
|53||Greece||November 12, 1991||Athens Syntagma Sq.||23||(source: August 2015)||See McDonald's Greece|
|54||Uruguay||November 18, 1991||Montevideo||21||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's Uruguay|
|55||Martinique||December 16, 1991||Fort-de-France||9||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's French Antilles|
|March 20, 1992||Vodičkova street, Prague||93||(source: Feb. 2015 )||See McDonald's Czech Republic|
|57||Guadeloupe||April 8, 1992||8||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's French Antilles|
|58||Poland||June 18, 1992||Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw||378||(source: December 2016)||See McDonald's Poland|
|59||Monaco||November 20, 1992||Monte Carlo||4|
|60||Brunei||December 12, 1992||Bandar Seri Begawan||2||(source: 2016)|
|61||Morocco||December 18, 1992||Casablanca||37||(source: January 2016)||First outlet in Africa - McDonald's is now present in all continents except Antarctica. See McDonald's Morocco|
|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 (details)||October 14, 1993||Ayalon Mall, Ramat Gan||185||(source: 2016)||First outlet in the Middle East. See McDonald's Israel|
|64||Slovenia||December 2, 1993||In Čopova Street, Ljubljana||18||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Slovenia|
|65||Saudi Arabia||December 8, 1993||Riyadh||224||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Saudi Arabia McDonald's Saudi Arabia|
|66||Kuwait||June 15, 1994||75||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Kuwait|
|67||New Caledonia||July 26, 1994||Nouméa||2||(source: 2012)|
|68||Oman||July 30, 1994||15||(source: 2014)||See McDonald's Oman|
|69||Egypt||October 20, 1994||Cairo||74||(source: 2012)||See McDonald's Egypt|
|70||Bulgaria||December 10, 1994||Plovdiv||42||(source: 2011)||See |
|71||Bahrain||December 15, 1994||Muharraq City||17||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Bahrain|
|72||Latvia||December 15, 1994||Riga||12||(source: June 2012)||First outlet in the Baltics.|
|73||United Arab Emirates||December 21, 1994||Abu Dhabi||114||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's UAE|
|74||Estonia||April 29, 1995||Tallinn||10||(source: June 2015) See||See McDonald's Estonia|
|75||Romania||June 16, 1995||Bucharest||67||(source: 2015)||See McDonald's Romania|
|76||Malta||July 7, 1995||Valletta||9||(source: McDonald's 2016, 9 in Malta, 1 in Gozo)||See McDonald's Malta|
|77||Colombia||July 14, 1995||Centro Andino, Bogota||81||(source: July 2013)||See McDonald's Colombia|
|78||Slovakia||October 14, 1995||Banská Bystrica||30||(source: 2015)||See McDonald's Slovakia|
|79||South Africa||November 11, 1995||225||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's South Africa|
|80||Qatar||December 13, 1995||25||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Qatar|
|81||Honduras||December 14, 1995||Tegucigalpa||8|
|82||Sint Maarten||December 15, 1995||Philipsburg||3||(source: December 2013)|
|83||Croatia||February 2, 1996||Zagreb||27||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Croatia|
|84||Samoa||March 2, 1996||Apia||1|
|85||Fiji Islands||May 1, 1996||Suva||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||Vaduz||3||(source: 2014)|
|87||Lithuania||May 31, 1996||Vilnius||11||(source: 2015)||See McDonald's Lithuania|
|88||Cyprus||June 12, 1997||Larnaca||18||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's Cyprus|
|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)||See McDonald's Peru|
|91||Jordan||November 7, 1996||Amman||28||(source: 2016)|
|92||Paraguay||November 21, 1996||Asuncion||11||(source: 2011)|
|93||Dominican Republic||November 30, 1996||Santo Domingo||31||Country with the second most locations of McDonald's in the Caribbean, after Puerto Rico|
|94||French Polynesia||December 10, 1996||Tahiti||6|
|95||Belarus||December 10, 1996||Minsk||9||(source: 2015)||
|96||Ukraine||May 24, 1997||Kiev||78||(source: September 2015)||All three restaurants in the peninsula of Crimea were closed in 2014. See McDonald's Ukraine|
|97||Jersey||August 1, 1997||Saint Helier||1|
|98||Ecuador||October 9, 1997||6 de Diciembre Avenue, Quito||27||(source: 2014)|
|99||Reunion||December 14, 1997||Saint-Denis|
|100||Isle of Man||December 15, 1997||Douglas||1|
|101||Suriname||December 18, 1997||Paramaribo||2||(source: 2010)|
|102||Moldova||April 30, 1998||Chisinau||4||(source: 2015)|
|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||40||(source: 2014)||McDonald's Pakistan|
|106||Sri Lanka||October 16, 1998||Colombo||7||March 4, 2013||see McDonald's Sri Lanka|
|107||Georgia||February 5, 1999||Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi||11||(source: 2016)||First outlet in the Caucasus. See McDonald's Georgia|
|108||San Marino||July 6, 1999||Borgo Maggiore||1||(source: 2010)|
|109||Gibraltar||August 13, 1999||1|
|110||Azerbaijan||November 6, 1999||Fountains Square, Baku||12||(source: 2016)|
|111||French Guiana||February 22, 2000||Cayenne||2||(source: 2016)||See McDonald's French Antilles|
|112||American Samoa||September 29, 2000||2||(source: 2008)|
|113||Mauritius||July 4, 2001||Port Louis||7|
|114||Mayotte||May 1, 2003||Mamoudzou|
|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 21, 2011||Sarajevo||3||(source: 2015)||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||8||(source: February 2016)||See McDonald's Vietnam|
|119||Kazakhstan||March 8, 2016||Astana||2||First outlet in Central Asia.|
|120||Vatican City||December 31, 2016||St Peter's Square||1||(source: December 2016)|
- (November 10, 1985 – March 9, 1995) Bermuda  - Closed due to the passage of a government law that bans franchised restaurants in the country.
- (August 25, 1989 – December 13, 1990) Barbados  - Closed due to extremely slow sales.
- (October 24, 1997 – November 30, 2002) Bolivia  - Closed due to slow sales and cost.
- (Unknown - 1979) Iran - Closed during the Iranian Revolution and never reopened.
- (April 15, 1995 – October 14, 2005) Jamaica  - Closed due to governmental problems and declining sales.
- (June 1, 2004 – 2007) Montenegro - A seasonal McDonald's 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 with the franchise owner Sveto Janevski.
Expansions by region
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