McDonald's is an American hamburger and fast-food restaurant chain. It was founded in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand, using production line principles.principles. The first McDonald 's franchise using the arches logo opened in Phoenix, Arizona in 1953. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955 and subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers. Based in Oak Brook, Illinois, McDonald's confirmed plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by early 2018. Today, McDonald's is one of the world's largest restaurant chains, serving approximately 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across approximately 36,615 outlets. A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate or the corporation itself. The McDonald's Corporation revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. According to a BBC report published in 2012. McDonald's is the world's second-largest private employer (behind Walmart with 1.9 million employees), 1.5 million of whom work for franchises.
As part of the McDonald’s Rollout program, we have delivered 140 restaurants in over 2 years of work. Those are mostly located in the US West Coast. Every store averages 4000 sq. ft. of gross floor area and are all low rise construction types. Our studio produced the Construction Documents for each McDonald’s location remodeling. Such documentation was developed using AutoCAD involving the creation of approximately 27/30 sheets of Architectural/Site/Drive-thru and General Sheets.