McDonald’s have released plans to beef up its returns to shareholders by at least 10 per cent by refranchising at least 1,500 restaurants.
McDonald’s has given franchise owner Peter O’Keefe a lifestyle he could never have dreamed of in another vocation.
McDonald’s currently operates just over 1,200 restaurants across the UK, serving more than three million customers every day. The company spends £360 million each year on locally-sourced ingredients in its UK supply chain, including 100 per cent British and Irish beef, free-range eggs, Freedom Food pork from British farms and organic milk from UK dairies.
A couple from Bristol, who have had a string of dates at McDonald’s, decided to go one step further and hold their wedding reception, for 33 guests, at one of the famous fast-food franchise’s locations.
McDonald’s have awarded its first franchise to the son-in-law of the Vietnam prime minister
Fred Turner the architect of McDonald’s quality, service and cleanliness policy and a key player in the growth of the global chain.
Meet Tonina Hoang. In just over two years she's come a long way as a McDonald's franchisee.
Paul Ramsey swapped operating his three McDonald’s restaurants for chauffeuring Olympians and officials as a Games Maker volunteer.
Whether it’s award-winning training schemes, innovative marketing programmes, first-rate restaurant design or new, smarter ways of working, McDonald’s is always on the front foot
As an official sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, McDonald’s not only opened restaurants in the Olympic park but also helped to select and train a diverse range of Games Maker volunteers
McDonald’s UK has been using its sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to get children into the sporting spirit
The last few years have been tough years – for our customers, our competitors and the country – but McDonald’s franchisees enjoyed continued sales growth and increased profitability.
After nearly three decades in the McDonald’s system, franchise owner David Wynne is confident in his success with the restaurant giant
McDonald’s franchise owner Carl Room has become the first person to be awarded the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Special Recognition Award. Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity, which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to parents whose children are being...
The franchise owner of 20 McDonald’s restaurants and Managing Director of Appt Corporation, Atul Pathak, was presented with the Franchisee of the Year award at the inaugural English Asian Business Awards. The English Asian Business Awards, sponsored by HSBC, honours the determination, hard work...
Oriana Doritou began her McDonald’s career as a restaurant crew member in Shepherds Bush in the late seventies whilst studying before working her way up the ranks and becoming a McDonald’s franchisee
McDonald’s has announced that it is set to create at least 2,500 new jobs across the UK this year. As part of its commitment to supporting young people, McDonald’s has pledged that an estimated 30 per cent of these new jobs will go to first-time workers and more than half will go to people under...
Having started his McDonald’s career as a trainee manager in 1993, Richard Forte is now the company’s UK Senior Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, overseeing many developments to the brand’s franchise network.
Gary Adams has been sharing the fruits of his success as a franchise owner with Ronald McDonald House Charities and projects within his community
For those considering an investment in a food franchise, McDonald’s is holding franchise owner recruitment Open Days exclusively on-site at The British Franchise Exhibition, which takes place on June 10 and 11 at Manchester Central. Visitors can book sessions in advance at...
In October, Gerald won the prestigious overall Gold Award in the British Franchising Association’s Franchisee of the Year, recognising his passion for business as well as his dedication to forming links and giving back to his local community. Gerald joined McDonald’s as a part-time staff member...
"why wouldn't you want to be part of our modern, progressive brand that continues to perform successfully?"
Mike Smith has been aMcDonald's franchisee for nine years and runs four restaurants in South London.
McDonald's is set to host its annual Open Days at The British Franchise Exhibition for the first time ever. The event is due to be held at Manchester Central on 11th and 12th June 2010.
With a shift in spending habits affecting all sectors on the high street, a new report sponsored by McDonald's points the way ahead for food franchising
"It's very rewarding to see someone rise through the ranks to become a Manager within my business."
Despite closing stores in 2008, McDonald's Europe President Denis Hennequin has revealed plans to open 240 new restaurants across Europe this year. The new units will be concentrated mainly in Spain, France, Italy, Russia and Poland.
With the launch of a new book looking at the success of McDonald's, author Paul Facella talks to The Franchise Magazine about the importance of franchising in building the global brand
McDonald's franchisee Ron Mounsey has celebrated 10 years of running his Swansea-based business. Ron Mounsey, who runs eight McDonald's restaurants in South West Wales under the name of Lonetree Ltd, has also won the Golden Arches Award at a ceremony held in the United States for being one of the...
McDonald's franchisee Cos Constantinou from South London explains why he has decided to become the first franchisee in McDonald's history to sign a second 20-year Franchise Agreement
Meet Cos Costantinou. He's been aMcDonald's franchisee for over twenty years. He is also one of the first to sign up to an additional twenty year term which is part of our ongoing commitment to our franchisees.He already has four successful franchises in the Lewisham area of London and is still looking to expand his business. So what drew him to becoming one of our franchisees in the first...
McDonald's has been granted official awarding status that will allow it to develop and award its own nationally recognised qualifications.
DreamWorks Animation SKG and McDonald's Corporation have announced a two-year worldwide marketing and promotional relationship.
When it comes to delivering the McDonald's brand promise directly to our customer, every hour of the day, every day of the year, we rely heavily on our franchisees. Worldwide, over 70 per cent of our 30,000+ restaurants are run by independent entrepeneurs - making us the largest and most successful franchising company.
With an opportunity tailor-made to fit the franchise owner, 2015 is the perfect year for the coffee enthusiast to become an owner of this ambitious and expanding brand.
Esquires Coffee have been ranked as the second most ethical coffee chain in the UK according to a recent study by the Ethical Consumer, the UK’s leading alternative consumer organisation.
After major developments in 2014, including the opening of its 20th Chinese store, the premium coffee franchise is ready to expand both in the UK and abroad, while improving its range of quality products.