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McDonald’s Number of Restaurants

How many McDonald’s restaurants are operational globally?

Number of McDonald’s Restaurants Operational worldwide 2006-2018

YearRestaurants 
2020
201938,695
201837,855
201737,241
201636,899
201536,525
201436,258
201335,429
201234,480
201133,510
201032,737
200932,478 
200831,967 
200731,377 
200631,046 

 The total number of restaurants in the McDonald’s system grew to 37,855 in 2018 from 37,241 in 2017. 

Out of the total stores operational in 2018, 2,770 were operated by the company and  35,085 operated by the franchisees. The number of company operated McDonald’s stores in 2018 reduced as compared to 2017 whereas that of the franchisee operated stores grew higher.

In 2017, number of company operated stores was 3,133. Number of stores operated by the franchisees was 34,108.  

McDonald’s manages its business through the franchisees mainly. Currently, the franchisees operate around 93% of McDonald’s business. In the longer term, the company plans to run 95% of its business through franchisees (Annual Report, 2018).