McDonald’s is the world’s leading global food service retailer with over 36,000 locations in over 100 countries, employing 1.8 million people. More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.
In the US, McDonald’s serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated. In the UK ,there are 1,200 restaurants which serve approximately three million people every day.
In the UK, the brand employs 97,000 people and invest over £40 million on training and development every year. We offer all of our people a culture of flexibility, opportunity, equality and diversity.
McDonald’s restaurants function as part of the local community – we lead and support a range of community activities from litter picks to charity events and local football matches. We are a proud supporter of British agriculture, in fact we source around 55% of the ingredients for our menu from 17,500 British and Irish farms.
We have long tradition of supporting community football; for over decade we have supported initiatives to encourage young people into football through raising the standards in local clubs. Since 2002 McDonald’s has been Official Community Partner of the four UK Football Associations. During that time we have created over 20,000 new football coaches across the UK and helped raised standards in over 6,000 local clubs.
We have a long-term commitment to the Olympics. Our involvement first began in 1968 when US Olympic athletes became so homesick for American food that we airlifted some of our hamburgers into the Olympic Village. Our official sponsorship of the Games began in 1976 at the Montreal Games and we were proud that this sponsorship continued for London 2012.