This is a listing of countries with McDonald's franchises. McDonald's is the largest chain of fast food restaurants in the world. The list of countries follows the company's own calculation, and contains several non-sovereign territories.
Countries currently with McDonald's franchises
(July 14-16, 1994) - political reasons
(November 10, 1985-March 9, 1995) - government influence
(June 30-December 31, 1996) - slow sales
(February 1, 1997-December 31, 2002) - closed due to slow sales and cost
(April 15, 1995-October 30, 2005) - closed due to government problems and slow sales
(September 3, 1993-October 31, 2009) - Closed down by Icelandic affiliate citing prohibitive costs of importing foreign foodstuffs as required by McDonald's. Its former McDonald's outlets will be re-branded as its own chain of Metro restaurants offering similar service and menus with domestically produced ingredients.