McDonald's franchise in India: Investment, training, initial cost, profit and contact details

McDonald's is the most popular food chain restaurant of the world and is a brand of Quick Service Restaurants. McDonald’s has more than 33000 restaurants in 118 Countries with an average number of 67 million customers enjoying McDonald's food every day.

McDonald's franchise has been providing the development licensee status and in India which is currently in the hands of two entrepreneurs Amit Jatia, Vice Chairman, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd for West & South India and Vikram Bakshi's Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Limited for North and East India. For more details keep reading.

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Cost and Investment


The franchise offers different deals depending on locations which are given below:
Traditional restaurant: these require an investment of $45000 for restaurants located in freestanding buildings, store fronts, food courts, etc. The term of agreement for traditional restaurant is 20 years.

Satellite locations: on locations such as store, strip centre, airport, universities, hospitals, etc the investment required a McDonalds franchise is $22,500. The menu is different from the usual McDonalds menu. The term of the franchise from location to location.

STO and STR locations: ‘Small Town Oil’ locations also known as gas stations require an investment of around 172,425$ to 627,050$ for Satellites and 837,750 to 1.2 million dollars for gas stations.

A royalty fee of 4% on gross sale per month is charged with a rent or percentage rent on gross sale is also charged. These are the investments amounts for starting the franchise in McDonalds which are not applicable in any other country but can be used as inference. This is onr of the most profitable franchises and the breakeven point is expected to be reached in 2 to 3 years.

  • Liquid Capital Required: $750,000
  • Investment: $989,352 - $2,217,045
  • Franchise Fee: $45,000
  • Units in Operation: 33517
  • Founded: 1955
  • Franchising Since: 1955
  • Royalty: 12.0%
  • Miscellaneous Opening Expenses: $40,000

Training and Support


Hamburger University is the international training centre of McDonald's which provides varied courses and training. The courses and their duration are not static and are changed from time to time in coordination with the franchise and franchisees. The centres are located at different sites and training is also given at McDonald's restaurant. This includes hands-on and self-directed learning that is monitored by a McDonald's business consultant.

Part time training is provided to the employees and the duration might range from 9 to 24 months or sometimes even 36-month. There is no other training apart from the basic training. Various annual meetings, conventions, various workshops, and other training sessions may be organized and there is a fee applicable for all such programs.

Is McDonald's franchise looking for expansion in India?


McDonald's is not planning to open any other franchise in India. But Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd that manages West and South India want to increase the number of restaurants. For those of you interested in getting affiliated with McDonalds can contact the management at the following address.

Contact Details


McDonald’s India (HRPL) has moved to the India Bulls Office:
Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.
1001 - 1002, Tower - 3, 10th floor,
Indiabulls Finance Centre, Senapati Bapat Marg
Elphinstone Road, Mumbai – 400013
Telephone no : 022 - 49135000;
Fax : 022 – 49135001

For those of you who want to rent their space to Mcdonald or sell it may contact at
Mumbai: Virendra.adhikari@mcdonaldsindia.com; Saurabh.kalra@mcdonaldsindia.com
South: Yoganand.mukkamala@mcdonaldsindia.com

West of India (for state of Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh & Maharashtra except Mumbai), : sanket.satose@mcdonaldsindia.com For North & east of India: development@mcdonaldsindia.net

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