McDonald's Corporation is an international food chain company that operates through restaurants franchisees.
The company has over 38,000 restaurants in nearly 100 countries across the globe.
The food chain firm is reportedly famous for its hamburgers. The brand offers other food items such as:
• Big Macs
• chicken sandwiches and McNuggets
• Quarter Pounder with Cheese
• McDonald's fries, wraps, salads
• McFlurry desserts and sundaes
• soft cones, pies and soft drinks
• coffee and McCafe beverages
The global fast-food company provides customers with an online nutrition calculator on the website, listing nutritional information, calories, carb value, etc.
McDonald's operates in several countries, including France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Russia, Australia, Spain, etc. Most of the restaurants are managed by franchisees.
The company operates through different business segments such as the United States section, International Operated Markets, International Developmental Licensed Markets and Corporates.
United States Segment: This segment deals with the food chain firm's business activities in the country.
International Operated Market Segment: The firm manages all its operations, including restaurants franchisees in Canada, Australia, Russia, Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, etc.
International developmental licensed markets and Corporates Segment: The segment manages all the company's license and affiliate market-related matters internationally.
American businessman Ray Kroc founded McDonald's System, Inc in 1955. Six years later, he bought exclusive rights to the company's name and the restaurant system. The headquarters are located in Chicago, the United States.
Initially, the company was headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, until June 2018.
It is reportedly one of the largest global food chains companies in terms of revenue. It claims to serve around 60 million customers daily across the globe.
There are around 2,700 company-owned locations and more than 30,000 franchisees under the brand name, the company claims.
The stocks with the ticker quote 'MCD' trade on NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.
In 2021, it was reportedly among the Forbes Global 2000 rankings. In addition, it claims to be recognized as one of the world's most valuable brand in 2020.
S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), and S&P 100 components are some of the market indexes where the company is included.