According to the 2010 Annual Investor's Report: http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/etc/medial ...<quoted text>
Did the ghosts in your TV tell you that?? Or was it the witchy wife in the TV?? LOL
""McDonalds is one of the world's leading food service retailer in 118 countries, with more than 34,000 restaurants serving nearly 69 million people every day.""
Small business, huh?? Nobody told your dumb ass that many of the restaurants are Corporate owned??
Your inbred ignorance is what makes you so funny to mock!!
There are 6,399 company owned stores and 26,338 franchise stores globally.(page 7)
1,550 of those company stores are in the US in 2010 (p. 17) down from 2008 (1782) and 2009 (1578).
About 80% of all stores globally are franchised.(p. 20)