Top Countries with the Most McDonalds Restaurants (QSR - Quick Service Restaurants)

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Categories: World General
Dataset contains 26 data items (see table below).


How many McDonald's restaurants are there in the world? Worldwide, McDonald's has more than 37,241 restaurants spanning over 123 countries. In the United States alone, there are 14,146 McDonald's outlets, close to 37% of the number of outlets worldwide. Check out the dataset of McDonald's outlets by countries below.

Compare the top two countries with the most McDonald's outlets - United States and Japan

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McDonald's was founded on 15 May 1940. Since then, McDonald's has become the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants in the world. McDonald's employs more than 235,000 employees worldwide and its annual revenue has reached US$22 billion. According to BrandZ in 2019, McDonald's is also the world's most valuable quick-service restaurant with a brand value of $130.37 billion.

Opening the first McDonald's Restaurant on 15 May 1940


Around the world, McDonald's has more than 37,241 restaurants in over 123 countries. So, this top ten list is by no means exhaustive. The United States exceeds all other countries by a wide margin with the most number of McDonald's outlets (14,146), with Japan and China a distant second (2,975) and third (2,391) respectively.

By region, North America has the most number of McDonald's outlets (87% from the United States), followed by Asia at 6,926 outlets ( 77% of which are located in Japan and China), and Europe with 6,232 outlets ( with Germany, France and United Kingdom being the major countries with at least 1,200 outlets ).

Compare Germany vs France - two countries with most McDonald's outlets in Europe



In 2014, McDonald's launched its first Global Sustainability Framework, which established its 2020 goals across a series of social and environmental topics in its pillars of Food, Planet and Sourcing. Since then, McDonald's has actively looked into ways to embed social and environmental issues into the core of its business. One of its well-known initiatives is the use of sustainably sourced fish for its signature Fillet-O-Fish sandwich, made with 100% real, wild caught Alaska Pollock.


Click on these brands below to find out numerical breakdowns (by region and by country) of the number of outlets for each F&B (food and beverage) brand below: