Afia Sirkhot, McDonald’s Franchisee

“How would I sum up investing in a McDonald’s franchise? One word, confidence.

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 my proudest moments was achieving the UK Silver Award at the 2011 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards.

It’s a great feeling when your business is fi ring on all cylinders and delivering success. What’s even better is that I’ve been able to share this success in my community. I’ve created new job opportunities here in the West Midlands, where I grew up.

Critically, every job 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 third 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.”

Hard work. Passion. Dedication.

That’s what makes our franchisees.
That’s what makes McDonald’s.


Our successful candidates already have a proven track record in business.
So why not come and meet us:

OPEN DAYS
- Saturday 20th October 2012
Marriott Leicester
Smith Way, Grove Park
Leicester LE19 1SW

- Saturday 17th November 2012
McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd
11-59 High Road
East Finchley
London N2 8AW

EXHIBITIONS
- 5th and 6th October 2012
The National Franchise Exhibition
NEC, Birmingham

SUMMARY:
Type of Franchise:
Restaurant

Industry Sector:
Food & Drink

Ideal Franchisee Profile:
Flexible, determined people with proven management skills and ambitions to operate more than one restaurant.

Year Established in UK:
1974

Franchising Since:
1986 in the UK

Number of Franchisees (UK):
160