The world's number one food service company, McDonald's
Nearly 1.7 million employees are currently working at about 34,000 restaurants in 119 countries around the globe. McDonald's, which provides 69 million customers with quality products and services every day is a Quick Service Restaurant(QSR) that every person across the globe love. McDonald's, as the world's top food service enterprise, remains fully committed to becoming "our customers' favorite place and way to eat by providing them with better experiences.
The first Step of McDonald's Korea
- Do you remember how Seoul grabbed global attention with the hosting of 1988 Summer Olympics?
- McDonald's first met customers in Korea in 1988 when the Seoul Olympics was held. Since then, McDonald's has been Korea's beloved restaurant with its world-famous menus such as BigMac, French Fries and Happy Meal.
- The Grand Opening of Apgujeong restaurant, the first McDonald's one in Korea.
- McDonald's opened its first Korea restaurant in Apgujeong, a rising trendy neighborhood. Hundreds customers in line celebrated the successful start of McDonald's in Korea, which showed McDonald's potential for sustained growth in Korea.
- We keep on advancing.
- McDonald's has been contributing to job creation in Korea by have been closely collaborating with domestic partners and currently hiring 15,000 staff members. McDonald's has been supporting domestic enterprises such as Ottogi and Maeil. McDonald's will continue to transform itself into the customers' favorite place by providing them with the best products and services at reasonable prices.
All McDelivery Bikes have been replaced with eco-friendly electric bikes in Jeju and Gwangju.
2019 An MOU is signed with Seoul City to adopt green electric scooters.
McDonald's becomes an official sponsor for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
The 'Signature Burger,' a premium homemade burger is launched nationwide.
McDonald's Korea unveils its first 'Experience of the Future' restaurant at Sangam DMC.
The Supreme Shrimp Burgers & Shrimp Beef Burgers make their first debut. Joo-yeon Joh becomes the CEO of Hankuk McDonald's.
The 'Signature Burger,' a premium homemade burger, is introduced for the first time.
The '1955 Burger,' a premium homemade burger is launched.
McDonald's celebrates its 25th anniversary of operation in Korea.
Joe Erlinger assumes the role of McDonald's CEO.
The 'Happy Burger' campaign is launched.
'Soccer Class with Dad' and 'Soccer Class for children from multicultural families' both kick off.
The 'Happy Value Menu,' a new menu platform is launched.
McCafé, an innovative service platform is introduced (June 26th).
The Soccer Toolkit, an online soccer manual, is launched.
McDonald's Korea tops the National Customer Satisfaction Index and Quick Service Restaurant.
The Quarter Pounder with Cheese is launched in Korea.
The free Wifi service is adopted in all McDonald's restaurants in Korea.
McDonald's Korea starts to provide free Wi-Fi service to all restaurants nationwide.
Sean Newton takes the position of the CEO of McDonald's.
McCafé, a premium coffee brand, is launched.
McDonald's celebrates its 20th anniversary of operation in Korea.
McDelivery service kicks off.
The french fries are replaced with french fries with lower trans fatty acids.
Ronald McDonald Soccer Club, an afterschool program begins.
RMHC Korea founds Children’s Hospital School at the Yangsan Busan National University Children’s Hospital.
RMHC Korea develops a 'Comprehensive Program for Returning and Adapting to School' for children with tumors.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Korea is initiated.
McMorning is introduced in Korea.
Ronald McDonald Soccer Club kicks off.
24-hour open service starts.
Children's Hospital School is established at Yonsei Severance Children's Hospital.
McLunch is introduced in Korea.
The McSpicy Shanghai Burger (*Shanghai Spicy Chicken Burger) is launched.
The Bulgogi Burger hits McDonald's stores.
The 100th franchise opens in Yeongdong.
The Drive-Thru is adopted for the first time in the industry in Korea.
The first McDonald's store opens in Apgujeong, Korea.
Global McDelivery Day is celebrated on July 26 to support the global launch of McDelivery with UberEATS.
McDonald’s USA launches the All Day Breakfast.
McDonald’s first global advertisement campaign, "i’m lovin’ it" is launched in Munich, Germany on September 2.
McFlurry Desserts are added to McDonald’s Canada menu.
The world’s first McCafe´ opens in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
January 31, 1990 The first McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow opens. On its opening day, more than 30,000 customers are served.
January 14, 1984 Ray Kroc, Founder and Senior Chairman of the Board of McDonald's Corporation, passes away.
Chicken McNuggets are added to all domestic U.S. restaurants' menus.
The Egg McMuffin is added to the menu.
The first Ronald McDonald House opens in Philadelphia.
The Quarter Pounder and the Quarter Pounder with Cheese are added to the menu.
The Big Mac is added to the menu.
The Filet-O-Fish sandwich is added to the menu.
McDonald’s System, Inc. purchases the rights from the McDonald brothers for $2.7 million.
Hamburger University opens in Illinois.
Fred Turner, future McDonald's Chairman is hired to work as a counterman.
Ray Kroc opens his first McDonald's store.
Ray Kroc visits the McDonald brothers.
French Fries replace potato chips, and Triple Thick Milkshakes are added to the McDonald's menu.
The menu is reduced to nine items, and the restaurant is reopened.
The McDonald brothers open McDonald's Bar-B-Q restaurant.