Number of McDonald's restaurants in North America 2012-2019, by country

How many McDonald’s are there in the United States?

Within the region of North America, fast food king McDonald’s operated and franchised by far the largest proportion of restaurants in its home country of the United States, accounting for 13,837 units in 2019. The second largest number of McDonald’s establishments in North America was in Canada, with 1,478 units in the same fiscal year. The smallest number of McDonald’s restaurants were in Cuba, where the company only had one establishment in 2019.

The United States – McDonald’s most important market

The quick service giant accounted for more than 38 thousand restaurants in operation across the globe in 2019; the majority of these based in the United States. In its home nation the Illinois-based company operated its highest number of U.S. stores in Orlando, Florida – the city having almost 21 units per 100 thousand residents. The fast food behemoth generated a total revenue of over 21 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2019. The largest share of McDonald’s global revenue, nearly eight billion U.S. dollars, were generated in the United States alone. Therefore, it comes as no shock that McDonald’s is a popular spot for American consumers – this was confirmed in a 2018 Statista survey, when 65.13 percent of respondents in the U.S. aged 30-49 years stated that they visited McDonald’s in the past three months.

Number of McDonald's restaurants in North America from 2012 to 2019, by country

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Release date

April 2020


North America

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

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