McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

McDonald's is not a restaurant but a very big landlord, we all believe that McDonald's is a very big burger chain. But the truth is that McDonald's is a huge real estate company.

McDonald's does not open its own outlets, all the outlets offer on franchise mode.

McDonald provide branding, operational and menu support to anyone who wants to take this franchise.

McDonald's first buys these outlets and rents them out to anyone who wants to franchise them, and that's where it makes most of its money.

In 2020, McDonald's got a fee of 77,000 from the restaurant.

which clears that most of the company's income comes from rent.

out of that 49000 crores has come only as rent and the rest 28 thousand crores has come in the form of royalties,

So McDonald's makes most of the money not from selling burgers but from renting.

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Number of locations: 38,695 restaurants (2019) Area served: Worldwide (119+ countries)