McDonald’s makes money by leveraging its product, fast food, to franchisees who have to lease properties, often at large markups, that are owned by McDonald’s.
Approximately 93% of all McDonald’s locations worldwide are franchises. Franchisees are lured by the impressive margins that make McDonald’s franchises an almost guaranteed moneymaker.
McDonald’s remains committed to growth, continuing its aggressive deployment of the three growth accelerators — EOTF, Delivery, and Digital.
McDonald’s has over 40,000 locations in more than 100 countries around the world.