Mission and Values

What Fuels us at McDonald’s Restaurants

Making Delicious Feel-Good Moments Easy for Everyone.

McDonald's Mission

This is how McDonald’s restaurants uniquely feed and foster communities. We serve delicious food people feel good about eating, with convenient locations and hours and affordable prices, and by working hard to offer the speed, choice and personalization our customers expect. At our best, we don’t just serve food, we serve moments of feel-good, all with the lighthearted, unpretentious, welcoming, dependable personality consumers know and love.

Our Values

Our values drive our culture and shape our beliefs, our priorities and our actions. They influence the decisions we make, how we treat one another and how we show up as a brand to the world.

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We Put Our Customers and People First.

Every decision we make as an organization considers,“What does this mean for all of our customers and people.”

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We Open Our Doors to Everyone.

We want people to feel welcomed and supported in bringing their authentic selves to our restaurants and offices.

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We Do the Right Thing.

We consider the impact of every decision we make as a company so we can stand by them with confidence.

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We Get Better Together.

With the three-legged stool - company staff, franchisees and supplier - we know none of us is as good as all of us.

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We Are Good Neighbors.

In addition to many global initiatives, the majority of our restaurants are run by independent franchisees who influence and serve their local communities.


Since 1974, McDonald’s has helped support the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) mission around the world.

When you work at McDonald’s you will know you are being a good neighbor through the support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). RMHC is a charitable organization that cares for families with sick children around the world. It’s people like you — McDonald's customers and employees that have been making a difference for RMHC since 1974.

Learn More About RMHC

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our strategy for the future is built on a simple idea: when we live our values, we succeed. Staying true to these core ideals is how we build trust in communities.

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