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How to get McDonald’s Franchise in India?

In India, because of changing lifestyles and the growth of home delivery systems, the quick-serve restaurants market is growing very fast. And as per a recent survey it is expected to reach 828 billion by 2025.

So using this opportunity you can enter QSR business by taking franchise of some well known restaurant chain like McDonald’s, KFC, Subway etc.

In this article, we give you a complete guide on starting a McDonald’s franchise in India.

Why choose McDonald’s Franchise?

Founded in 1940, McDonald’s is an American multinational quick-service restaurant chain. It has a headquarters in California, USA.

The company introduced its first franchise outlet in 1953. Today it is the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue. McDonald’s has 40,000+ outlets in 100+ countries.

McDonald’s serves a wide variety of burgers, cheeseburgers and french fries, soft drinks, milkshakes, wraps, and desserts.

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McDonald’s entered India in 1996 with its first franchise outlet in Delhi. Today it has 500+ outlets all over India.

The menu in the Indian McDonald’s outlets includes Chicken Maharaja Mac, McSpicy Paneer, Cheesy Rice Bowls, McSpicy burgers/wraps, McGrill and Pizza McPuff, Mc Aloo Tikki, Mc Veggie etc.

Types of McDonald’s franchises in India

Depending upon the location McDonald’s operates 4 types of outlets in India,

i). Satellite Locations like metro stations, airports, sports clubs etc.
ii). Traditional restaurants in locations like shopping mall food courts, corporate areas etc.
iii). Small Town Oil & Retail outlets in locations like petrol bunks, small towns etc.
iv). Business Facilities Lease grant franchises with leases for corporate buildings.

How to get McDonald’s franchise in India?

All McDonald’s outlets in India are operated by McDonald’s master franchisees Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Limited (CPRL) and Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited (HRPL).

CPRL has the franchise rights to operate McDonald’s outlets in the North and East region of India and HRPL has the operating rights in the South and West region.

These master franchisees do not offer ‘sub-franchise’ opportunities to others and operate all outlets themselves.

So, currently it is not possible to start a McDonald’s franchise in India. We will update you in this article if there is any opportunity in future.


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How to contact McDonald’s for the franchise?

You can contact master franchises CPRL & HRPL on their official websites.



For the new franchise, you can also contact McDonald’s by filling out their franchise application form available on their official website.

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How to start a McDonald’s franchise in India?

At present one cannot start a McDonald’s franchise in India. Only master franchises can operate McDonalds outlets in India.

I hope this article has resolved many of your doubts related to the McDonald’s franchise in India. If you have any suggestions feel free to mention them in the comment box below.

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