McDonald's Corporation is the world's biggest fast food chain. Net sales break down by type of restaurants as follows:
- group-owned restaurants (67.7%): at the end of 2011, owned 6,435 restaurants;
- franchised and affiliated restaurants (32.3%): 23,456 franchises and 3,619 affiliates.
The group also manages the restaurant chain Pret A Manger located in the United Kingdom.
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows:
- the United States (31.6%),
- Europe (40.3%),
- Asia/Pacific/Middle East/Africa (22.3%) and
- other (5.8%).