McDonald’s Corporation franchises and operates McDonald’s restaurants in the restaurant industry. The company’s restaurants serve a menu at various price points in approximately 100 countries worldwide. All restaurants are operated either by the company or by franchisees, including conventional franchisees under franchise arrangements, and developmental licensees and foreign affiliated markets under license agreements. The company has an equity investment in various foreign affiliated markets, referred to as ‘affiliates’. The company and its franchisees purchase food, packaging, equipment, and other goods from various independent suppliers. Independently owned and operated distribution centers, approved by the company, distribute products and supplies to McDonald’s restaurants. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 35,429 restaurants in 119 countries, including 28,691 were franchised (such as 20,355 franchised to conventional franchisees, 4,747 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,589 licensed to affiliates—primarily Japan) and 6,738 were operated by the company. Products McDonald’s restaurants offer a uniform menu. McDonald’s menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, various chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, wraps, french fries, salads, oatmeal, shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, soft drinks, coffee, McCafe beverages, and other beverages. In addition, the restaurants sell various other products during limited-time promotions. McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. and various international markets offer a full or limited breakfast menu. Breakfast offerings might include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddles, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, and hotcakes. Intellectual Property The company considers the trademarks ‘McDonald’s’ and ‘The Golden Arches Logo’ to be of primary to its business. Significant Events In May 2014, Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd is a 50:50 joint venture between Bakshi and McDonald's. History McDonald’s Corporation was founded in 1948.
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