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"McDonald's three-legged stool philosophy attributes the success of McDonald's to the collaboration and synergy of the three legs: employees, suppliers and franchisees."

For over 50 years, McDonald's has been giving opportunities to people who share the same vision of serving great tasting quality food fast through franchising. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants all over the world are owned by franchisees.

In the Philippines, McDonald's opened its doors to franchising to Filipino entrepreneurs in 1985, and has since expanded its network to over 200 franchised restaurants with more than 80 franchisees (most have been part of the McDonald's Family for around 10 to 15 years!). 


What it's all about

A quick look at the industry

The Philippines has seen a tremendous growth in the franchising business over the past decades. During the Franchising and Licensing Asia 2010 convention in Singapore, the Philippines is the top franchising nation in the ASEAN, followed by Indonesia and Singapore with half the number of franchise concepts that we have. The franchise model has spread throughout the nation in leaps and bounds.

With over 1,000 franchise concepts existing in the country, recent studies show that the most popular franchised products remain to be food with a 43% share, followed by retail franchises at 28% and services at 21%. In fact, this trend remains the same both regionally and globally, with food still being the top choice when going into the franchise business.

With millions of Filipinos served every single day, we need highly-motivated franchisees to be our partners in expanding our business.

We are glad you have taken the time to learn more about our franchise opportunities and hope you will consider joining our family.


Why McDonald's?

Giving you more reasons to say “Love ko ‘to”

McDonald's franchisees, also called Owner/Operators, play a major role in the System's success. Choosing McDonald's means joining the force behind one of the world's most successful and most loved brands and becoming part of a global network of successful and motivated entrepreneurs.

As a McDonald's Philippines Owner/Operator, you gain the following advantages:

  • World class training to deliver world class service and business success
  • Extensive support system to cover all aspects of the business, which includes operations, supply chain, and marketing support throughout the entire franchise term
  • Access to world class suppliers that provide the necessary goods and services that go into great-tasting food and excellent services that customers enjoy
  • 100 percent customer awareness of the world's leading fast food restaurant
  • A peer network of more than 80 franchisees locally, and the McDonald's network of over 27,000 employees nationwide

McDonald's continues to be recognized as a premier franchising company around the world. The fact that McDonald's management listens so carefully to and collaborates with our Owner/Operators has a lot to do with that success.

Our Owner/Operators devote full time and best efforts to their restaurant business. Their focus and passion is what makes McDonald's the number one food service organization in the world.


Do you have what it takes?

We are inviting partners with significant business experience, have successfully owned or managed multiple business units/have led multiple departments and have significant financial resources.


McFranchise Fast Facts:

Owning a Franchise

  • We grant franchise to an individual on a sole proprietorship basis.
  • We award the franchise on a per restaurant basis. We don't offer it on a territorial or geographical basis.

Site Selection

  • McDonald's chooses the site and does feasibility study on the potential site. The sites are thoroughly studied, evaluated and we do traffic counts systematically. Application for the site and the franchise is treated and processed separately and independently from each other.

Franchise Terms

  • The term of the franchise is good for ten (10) years or the term of the lease whichever is shorter.

Kinds of Franchise

  • The required investment cost on the part of the franchisee will depend on the kind of store or site that will be offered to him by the Company. In relation to this, we basically franchise in three (3) ways:
    • The Company awards franchises for a new site or restaurant.
    • The Company awards franchises for an existing restaurant owned and operated by the Company.
    • The Company awards franchises for an existing restaurant owned and operated by a franchisee who would want to sell his or her McDonald's restaurant.

Cost of Investment

Investment typically ranges from P30 to P50 million with the assumption that the land is leased. This covers the following costs:

  • Architectural Planning and Design Fees
  • Building and leasehold improvements and other relevant site works necessary
  • Kitchen, air-conditioning and exhaust equipment
  • Cash registers
  • Emergency generators
  • Seating, signages and décor
  • Other furniture and fixtures

The above costs depend on the following factors for consideration:

  • Restaurant size
  • Suitability of existing building
  • Site location whether provincial or within Metro Manila
  • Equipment specifications involved based on the kind of menu offering (regular or limited menu line). In all cases, however McDonald's specifies and approves the menu offerings.


Becoming part of the McDonald's network

As part of the McDonald's global network, training, best practices (internal and external), support programs are offered to the franchisees.


Ask us about franchising

For further details and instruction, please contact:

Golden Arches Development Corporation
The Franchising Department
8th Floor, F&M Lopez II Bldg.
109 Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

(02) 8888500 loc 5000
(919) 912 8853

Or send us a message today.


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