Australia’s first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Yagoona, Sydney, in 1971. Today there are more than 800 McDonald’s restaurants across Australia, 75 per cent of which are franchised and run by local business men and women.
The organisation employs 85,000 people in restaurants and corporate offices Australia-wide, and is the largest employer of youth in the country. McDonald’s creates more than 6,000 new jobs each year and spends over $40 million per annum on training and people development. McDonald’s suppliers export $175 million worth of Australian products annually and its restaurants spend more than $1.6 billion on food, packaging and other goods and services each year.