Strengths: McDonald’s is the largest fast food restaurant chain, its sales are 8% higher than any other fast food restaurants. It serves around 68 million customers per day in over 119 countries across 35 000 stores. For this reason it has been given the name of the largest fast food market share in the world, which means the brand is well known this gives the company edge over other similar company’s like Burger King. The brand is valued at 40 million dollars which is huge compared to Burger King which are only valued at 28 million dollars. The brand has become so popular because McDonald’s clever use of Ronald McDonald Clown to promote their products which became such a hit with young children and young adults.
Background McDonalds Corporation is the world largest hamburger restaurant serving millions of customers daily around the world. McDonalds was founded in 1940 by two brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California (Dess, Lumpkin, Eiser, & McNamara, 2014). The hallmark of the brother’s success was the speedy process at which they cooked and served their hamburgers. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a traveling salesman, visited the McDonald brothers restaurant and was impressed at the speed and efficiency of their operation. Kroc had a vision of multiple locations of McDonald’s restaurants and became the company’s first franchisee.
Brands. 3.2.5 Supplier power. (Weak) Since McDonald’s is a well-recognized company globally, many suppliers wish to work with it, so the supplier power is weak. McDonald’s is critical clients to various suppliers and McDonald’s purchasing constitutes a big part of the sale revenue and profit due to McDonald’s usually purchase in bulk. There is plentiful supply of raw materials and ingredients like flour and meat.
The McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. McDonald's India opened its first restaurant in 1996. Locally owned by Hard castle Restaurants Pvt Ltd (HPRL) and Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd (CPRL), there are over 310 McDonald's restaurants across the country, today. For McDonald’s every customer’s smile and happiness is of utmost importance. Its mission is to be the best company for all of its employees and deliver services with superior operational system for all customers.
Marketing and Strategy McDonald’s adopts different marketing strategies for different marketing environment. In United States, McDonald’s emphasizes convenience and efficiency because the rhythm of life in America is fast. McDonald’s regards white-collar workers as main target customers. On the contrary, in China, McDonald’s makes emphasis on comfort and romantic. And its target customers are young people because young people in China occupy the main part of fast food consumption.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY: MCDONALD’S CORPORATION 1. INTRODUCTION McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s leading fast food restaurant chain with more than 34,000 local restaurants serving approximately 69 million people in 119 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local franchisees. Its revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants (McDonald’s, n.d.). The organization view themselves primarily as a franchisor and believe franchising is important to delivering great customer experiences and driving profitability.
The Company operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants, which serve a locally-relevant menu of quality food and drinks sold at various affordable price points in more than 100 countries. McDonalds is also the second largest restaurant network. Strengths- The Strengths of McDonald’s are big numbers of restaurants and its marketing success. McDonald’s have 36,899 restaurants in 120 countries and McDonalds most successful promotions ever is with DreamWorks Shrek the third. I would say the brand name of McDonalds are their biggest strengths.
General Information on McDonald McDonald is the largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants in the world, serving more than 68 million customers daily across 35,000 outlets in 199 countries across the world. It was founded by Richard and Maurice McDonalds as a barbecue restaurant in the United States in 1940. In 1948, Richard and Maurice reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles, the beginning of the fast-food company, which it is today. In 1955, a businessman called Ray Kroc, joined the company as a franchise agent. The Company’s annual revenues of 27,5 billion US Dollars, resulting from the rent, royalties and fees paid by franchisees and sales in company-operating restaurants within a total
Over four-fifth of the McDonald’s outlets worldwide are possessed and controlled by personal local businessmen and women. The company posted that over US$40 billion of worldwide sales in 2003 was achieved by encouragement of a good work ethics and hard work. Currently, Andrew J. McKenna, as the chairman and Don Thompson, as the CEO, have 1.800.000 numbers of employees with totals assets of US$36.6263 billion (Stock Analysis on Net, 2014). The company’s objective is to become customers’ favorite place and destination to enjoy it’s food and drink by serving good food in fun environment, being a socially responsible company, and giving returns to its shareholder. On October 20th 1979, McDonalds opened it’s first fast food restaurant in Singapore for the very first time at Liat