How would I sum up investing in a McDonald’s franchise?

One word: confidence

Afia Sirkhot,
McDonald’s Franchisee

“Confidence that I have invested in a strong and relevant brand. Confidence that it’s a brand which keeps close to its customers and understands that business never stands still. Confidence in the fundamentals, with the most proven restaurant model in the world, delivering consistent quality, service and cleanliness.

And, most of all, confidence that I’ve made the right decision.

It’s about being your own boss, but not being on your own.Knowing that your expertise and local touch is valued, and is central to the business. And knowing that you have the back up of the expertise and experience of a leading-edge brand.

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. I ran my own retail business for years, and I love that owning and operating a McDonald’s franchise gives me the opportunity to put that hands-on knowledge to work, seeing the big picture, but never losing sight of the details.

I’m proud of the investment I’ve made, and the impact it’s having on the communities

One of the proudest moments of my business life was when my first McDonald’s restaurant started to grow in sales and customer satisfaction. It’s a great feeling when your business is firing on all cylinders and delivering success.

What’s even better is that I was able to share this success in my community. I’ve created new job opportunities here in the West Midlands, where I grew up. Critically, everyjob at McDonald’s provides access to an award-winning training programme, including the chance to gain externally recognised qualifications.

I’ve created new job opportunities here in the West Midlands

My franchise has expanded with a second restaurant and I’ve also invested in a bold new look with a cutting-edge design. I’m proud of the investment I’ve made, and the impact it’s having on the communities I am proud to serve.”

SUMMARY:

Type of Franchise: Restaurant

Industry Sector: Food & Drink

Franchising Since: 1986 in the UK

Number of Franchisees (UK): 159

come and meet us

Open Days
- 14th May
The Aztec Hotel, 110 Aztec West
Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4TS

- 18th June
Doubletree by Hilton, Milton Keynes
Stadiummk, Stadium Way West
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
MK1 1ST

- 16th July
McDonald’s Head Office,
11-59 High Road, East Finchley
London N2 8A

exhibitions

  • 18th and 19th March
    The British and International
    Franchise Exhibition
    Olympia, London

  • 10th and 11th June
    The Aztec Hotel, 110 Aztec West
    Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4TS