McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the world’s largest chain of hamburger quick meals eating places, serving greater than fifty eight million prospects each day.
Along with its signature restaurant chain, McDonald’s Corporation held a minority interest in Pret A Manger till 2008, was a serious investor within the Chipotle Mexican Grill till 2006, and owned the restaurant chain Boston Market till 2007.
A McDonald’s restaurant is operated by both a franchisee, an affiliate, or the company itself. The company’s revenues come from the lease, royalties and costs paid by the franchisees, in addition to gross sales in firm-operated eating places. McDonald’s revenues grew 27% over the three years ending in 2007 to $22.eight billion, and 9% progress in working earnings to $three.9 billion.
McDonald’s primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hen merchandise, french fries, breakfast objects, comfortable drinks, shakes, and desserts. In response to weight problems tendencies in Western nations and within the face of criticism over the healthiness of its merchandise, the corporate has modified its menu to incorporate options thought-about more healthy corresponding to salads, wraps and fruit.