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Number of McDonald's restaurants in Latin America 2016-2019, by country

Within the Latin American region, fast food giant McDonald’s operated and franchised the largest number of restaurants in Brazil, accounting for 1,023 units in 2019. Mexico held second place with 387 McDonald’s establishments in the same financial year.

Brazil – McDonald’s success story in Latin America

Brazil was not only the country with the largest amount of McDonald’s restaurants among Latin American countries in 2019, but also the country which had the most McCafé locations and highest priced Big Mac burger. The so-called 'Big Mac index' is regarded as an indicator for the purchasing power of an economy. The average price for a Big Mac burger in Brazil was estimated at 4.8 U.S. dollars in January 2020, making it the highest in Latin America.

Restaurants worldwide

On a global scale, there were approximately 38 thousand McDonald’s restaurants worldwide in 2019; over 21 thousand of them conventionally franchised restaurants. In Latin America, McDonald’s largest franchisee is Uruguay-based Arcos Dorados Holdings.

Number of McDonald's restaurants in Latin America from 2016 to 2019, by country*

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Includes all countries reported under the category "Latin America" by McDonald's.

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