Is McDonald’s a good franchise opportunity?

Definitely! However, the McDonald’s franchise is among the most expensive ones around. One thing for sure, running a McDonald’s franchise is very profitable and you do not usually hear of any outlets shutting down.

You have to be aware that while the business venture is quite profitable, you have to be aware that location makes a big difference which will then affect your overheads.

When you think of fast food, the first thing that pops in your mind is none other than McDonald’s. In fact, McDonald’s has become a culture worldwide and sociologist George Ritzer even coined the term Mcdonalization that refers to the culture with characteristics similar to a fast-food restaurant.

The fast-food chain first started all over United States. The founder of McDonald’s, Ray Kroc saw the success and decided to introduce more highly celebrated food such as the famous fries, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Chicken McNuggets and also Egg McMuffin.

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The chain started in 1955 and to date, McDonald’s is now a leading global fast-food retailer with more than an astounding 32,000 restaurants serving over 60 million customers in 117 countries every day. Believe it or not, over 75 percent of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are operated by independent business people.

The first McDonald’s restaurant in Malaysia was established in December 1980 when the rights were granted from McDonald’s Corporation, USA to Golden Arches Restaurants Sdn Bhd to operate the restaurants in our country.

The first outlet was opened at Jalan Bukit Bintang on April 1982. Since McDdonald’s made its way to our shores, it gained popularity steadily and today, there are more than 200 restaurants nationwide. Serving more than 10 million customers monthly, McDonald’s is still expanding with around 20 restaurants annually.

Besides renowned for fast food, McDonald’s has also been providing a number of jobs to Malaysian workforce. Currently, all the restaurants have over 8,000 employees and more than RM2 million were invested to train them.

Equipped with strong business and marketing plans, the restaurants are expected to experience a positive growth in the years to come.

Those who are interested to own and operate a restaurant should not hesitate to contact Golden Arches Restaurants Sdn Bhd for franchise business opportunities. For more information, visit or call 03-7843 3388.

The estimated initial capital to start the business is between RM1.5 mil to RM3 mil. Operators are also required to pay five percent for advertising fee and another five percent of royalty. Remember, if you are looking forward to run a quick service recognized restaurant in the world, join McDonald’s and be part of the team.