Creating Franchising Opportunities, Together
When Ray Kroc opened the first restaurant (Des Plaines) in 1955, his total revenue for that day was -$366.12! Today, Ronald McDonald is one of the most recognised icons.
McDonald’s went public in 1963 with the company’s first offering on the stock exchange. A hundred shares of stock costing $2,250 would have multiplied into 74,360 shares worth billions of dollars today. In 1985 McDonald’s was added to the 30-company Dow Jones Industrial Average.
In 1968, Jim Delligatti’s brainchild, the ‘Big Mac’ was introduced. Jim was one of Ray Kroc’s earliest franchisees, who, by the late 1960s operated a dozen stores in Pittsburgh.
“If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean,” Ray Kroc preached to his troops. The Chairman of the Board cleaned the parking lot of the first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois.
OUR APPLICATION CRITERIA
Activate the process.
Your chance and ours to find out more about each other.
Personality/ ability testing
This gives us insight into your sustainability.
At the McDonald’s South Africa Head Office for an interview.
Three days in our restaurants.
Meet our Franchisees
Ask questions and find out what it’s like to run a franchise in South Africa.
Meet the McDonald’s Management Team. This is a 1.5 hour interview at McDonald’s South Africa Head Office.
Registered Application Training programme
This is where we train you to be a franchisee. Learn our systems and process over 9-12 months in one of our restaurants.
It is important to research the McDonald’s franchising philosophy, methods and models we use worldwide and assess whether you believe we are the right partners for you.
Your next step would be to download and complete the application form found here.
Email the application together with any other documentation you believe would help motivate your application to firstname.lastname@example.org We will review your application and respond via post.
BECOMING A McDONALD’S OWNER/OPERATOR
Being a McDonald’s owner/operator offers you many advantages – from training and the support of a solid organisation, to the opportunity to own a thriving and successful business. With our unique approach you are in business for yourself, not by yourself.
Not only do you get use of the trademarks and operating system of the number one brand in the world, we provide you with the tools to help you in your business:
- local and national support in the areas of operations,
- human resources,
- real estate,
- equipment purchasing and
You also have the opportunity to contribute to the success of McDonald’s worldwide. The Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, and Egg McMuffin sandwiches have all been developed by owner/operators.
APPLY FOR A FRANCHISE
Once you have decided that partnering with McDonald’s would be a good investment opportunity, download the application form and email it together with any other documentation you believe would help motivate your application to email@example.com.
We will review your application and respond via post.