About Us

Back in 1954, a man named Ray Kroc discovered a small burger restaurant in California, and wrote the first page of our history. From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, we're proud to have become one of the world's leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.

From drive-thru restaurants to Chicken McNuggets to college credits from Hamburger U, we’ve had quite a journey. And we’re still going.  While many of McDonald’s most famous menu items – like the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish and Egg McMuffin – were created by franchisees, the McDonald’s operating system required franchisees to follow the core McDonald’s principles of quality, service, cleanliness and value.

About Our Food

Commitment to Quality - As a restaurant, we’re proud to say we’ve made some changes for you, our customers. Without you, there would be no us. So, we’re making it our mission to be the McDonald’s you want. One that’s dedicated to improving the way we prepare our quality food and the ingredients that go into it. One that understands that what’s good for you and your family is good for us. That’s why our food philosophy is this—The Simpler The Better.™  Read more....

Quality Food - We know you care about the food you eat. That’s why we use ingredients like 100% beef patties with no preservatives, fillers, or additives. And we use a select variety of crisp, quality apples such as Gala and Pink Lady. Take a deep dive into what makes our food delicious.   Read more....

Our Food Philosophy - At McDonald’s, we’re making changes based on what we’re hearing from all of you. That’s why we work hard to make tasty food with a “less is more” philosophy. But what does that mean for our ingredients? It means we use 100% real beef patties seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper. It means our Egg McMuffin® is made with a freshly-cracked egg. And, in the US, our fish filets are made from sustainably-sourced Alaskan Pollock. It means we use real buttermilk in our Buttermilk Crispy Chicken and our Chicken McNuggets® are made with white meat chicken. To put it frankly, it means –The Simpler The Better. ™  Read more....

Nutrition Calculator - At McDonald's, we take great care to serve quality, great-tasting menu items to our customers each and every time they visit our restaurants. We understand that each of our customers has individual needs and considerations when choosing a place to eat or drink outside their home, especially those customers with food allergies. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current ingredient information available from our food suppliers for the eight most common allergens as identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish), so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. However, we also want you to know that despite taking precautions, normal kitchen operations may involve some shared cooking and preparation areas, equipment and utensils, and the possibility exists for your food items to come in contact with other food products, including allergens.  Read more....

Our Food Experts - Our food experts are more than just pros at their craft. They are people who care about the food you eat and bring innovation into our kitchens.  Read more....