Our founding father Ray Kroc once said, “McDonald’s is a people business”. We operate with the belief that it’s essential to be a part of the communities that we serve. As the leading food-service provider in the United States, we serve a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. We are proud of our quality ingredients and famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big Mac, the Quarter Pounder, Chicken McNuggets, the Egg McMuffin and a range of delicious gourmet McCafé coffees and beverages. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women.