23 Of Mcdonald’s Biggest Competitors (full List)

McDonald’s is known to be a fast food restaurant, but there are many competitors in both the United States and abroad.

I’m going share all the data and facts about McDonald’s most competitive fast food restaurants!
I’ll tell you all about the 23 fast-food companies that are considered McDonald’s competition in the world!

McDonald’s Competitors In 2022

The reason McDonald’s is still around and growing, even in a competitive market, is because of its core values. It has a loyal customer base as well as a brand that people can trust. It provides an excellent customer experience in an environment where customers can be themselves [Original]. Although McDonald’s has some loyal customers, the company is looking to improve the customer experience.

McDonald’s has over 38,000 restaurants worldwide. McDonald’s is the biggest fast food chain in the world. Many people visit McDonald’s for a great taste at a quick service. McDonald’s has been known for having a great experience in terms of taste and service. Many people visit McDonald’s because of its taste, quality, and service.

1. Burger King

Burger King has the same menu as McDonald’s which gives them a competitive advantage.

This company is based in Canada, and because that is where Burger King comes from, the brand is different from McDonald’s. They are more similar to White Castle Burgers, which is another chain of fast food restaurants.

Burger King is more than 18,000 restaurants around the globe and can be found in more than 100 countries.

2. KFC

KFC is a fast food chain that is not a direct competitor of McDonald’s. In fact, KFC does not compete with McDonald’s directly, as KFC offers a chicken sandwich and KFC does not have a burger.

This makes the statement, which seems to be making the point that competitors are buying large quantities of chicken from KFC and McDonald’s, less strong if taken literally. (I am guessing this is a statement by the author.)

McDonald’s and KFC are big international brands.

KFC fries are the new chicken tenders. They actually look like chicken, and they taste like a McDonald’s chicken sandwich.

3. Subway

The two companies have taken a strong position against each other. The two rivals can see each other on their rivals’ board and are looking for ways to take over more territories.

Also, Subway has a significant advantage in the location department since it has over 41,000 locations worldwide and over 21,000 of those are in the United States.

McDonald’s is a global company that has more than 39,000 locations worldwide but only has 14,000 locations in the United States.

4. Yum! Brands

There are several different names for the fast-food restaurant. Yum Brands owns over 300 fast food restaurants across the world, and it also has several restaurants which have the name Yum!.

It was a competition that consisted of the two companies because they both operate more than 50,000 stores worldwide and serve people in more than 150 different countries.

Yum! Brands is the parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut; so they are competing with both McDonald’s and Pizza Hut directly.

5. Starbucks

Starbucks is a leading company in coffee production and the best-selling retail coffee in the world!

The latest marketing battle is between Starbucks and McDonald’s. Some people prefer McDonald’s coffee to Starbucks; the two companies are fighting over the market.

6. Wendy’s

Wendy’s and McDonald’s are direct competitors of each other since they both focus on burgers, chicken sandwiches, and fries.

The company operates in 29 countries and has more than 6500 locations worldwide.

So to make sure Wendy’s didn’t stand on the sidelines while Burger King and McDonald’s were gobbling up market share, it decided to invest in the same areas as its competitors, but with a twist.

7. Taco Bell

It is one of McDonald’s competitors because it offers variety on its menu items and it offers food at very low prices.

McDonald’s and Taco Bell both have a large variety of menu items.
However, this is different because each sentence can be understood without the other.

With over 6,000 Taco Bell locations across the country, it is the largest fast food chain in the world, and it has expanded across 26 different countries.

8. Domino’s

This is another example of how Domino’s is a competitor to McDonald’s, because they both want to appeal to fast food customers.

Lastly, Domino’s has a convenient ordering process, good delivery service, and doesn’t charge extra money for the delivery, which gives you the opportunity to save money, so it’s like McDonald’s in some aspects, if not better.

Domino’s has more than 18,300 locations that are spread throughout 90 countries; this makes the company similar to that of McDonald and this is why Domino’s is a competitor of McDonald’s.

9. Jack In The Box

The hamburger chain is best known for its burgers and for its mascot, which Jack resembles quite closely.

McDonald’s offers one item on their menu that you can customize. The options at Jack In The Box include unlimited chicken nuggets and unlimited fries.

Jack in the Box can be found in over 21 states. They have over 2,200 locations, including Guam.

10. Pret a Manger (Primarily U.K.-Based)

However, Pret a Manger offers a lot more, such as coffee, espresso, bakery items, sandwiches, soup, and breakfast items, so it’s similar to McDonald’s in many ways.

If you want to go to McDonald’s, I recommend the french fries. At Pret, you can expect a more quality product.

A lot of people will recognize this place as a McDonald’s, but it has something different that really can’t be matched. You have to go there, as it’s very famous.

11. Sbarro

In the year 1989, Sbarros opened its first restaurant in New York City. By the end of 1989, the chain had 60 restaurants.

Although it isn’t burgers that Sbarro is known for, the two fast food restaurants go head-to-head because both go after people who enjoy fast food.

Further, it has more than 600 locations worldwide, and it is available in more than 26 countries.

12. Hungry Jack’s (Australia)

There were a lot of fast food restaurants in Australia before McDonald’s came. I remember there were always a lot.
When McDonald’s first arrived it was a big difference. Now there are only a few fast food restaurants there.
There is a restaurant chain called Hungry Jack’s, which is a competitor to McDonald’s.
There are only a few places in the whole country.

Hungry Jack’s is a franchise of Burger King, so you can go into their restaurants and know the kind of food you’ll find. The quality is very similar to American Burger King locations.

With over 400 locations, Hungry Jack’s is considered the second-largest Burger King franchise in the world!

13. Nordsee (Germany)

This is a very large McDonald’s that operates in Germany. It’s owned by McDonald’s that operates mainly in Germany.

That said, the restaurant primarily focuses on seafood, including delicious sandwiches and burgers.

14. MOS Burger (Japan)

MOS Burger is a hamburger chain located in Japan, and it is also the second largest fast-food restaurant in Japan after McDonald’s.

It’s currently the only fast-food restaurant brand that can be found in multiple countries.

MOS Burger is a great place to go for a burger and fries, which is what we like to do for lunch.

15. Hua Lai Shi Catering Management And Services (China)

In China, MacDonald’s main competition comes from a company called a catering business, which sells chicken legs, soda, fries, and burgers for incredible prices.

As one of the best Chinese restaurants in Beijing, they specialize in traditional Chinese food like spicy soup, Peking duck, beef noodle. It’s hard to stand out because of competition.

With that, there are over 4,000 locations throughout China, and it is one of the most popular fast-food in the country. Outside the culinary likes of McDonald’s and KFC.

16. Pizza Hut

McDonald’s has a competition with Pizza Hut because they sell pizza which is similar to pizza, pasta, wings, and cheese.

The chain has more than 18,000 locations worldwide, and it operates in 110 different countries!

This was the only fast food chain that we could find that was willing to let us deliver to our house.

17. Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin Donuts is a coffee and donut shop. It competes with companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks.

As of this moment, there are over 11,300 Dunkin’ Donuts locations worldwide. The 3,200 restaurants worldwide are in countries such as Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, and New Zealand.

But besides that, McDonalds and Dunkin’ Donuts also sell coffee in stores, and there’s a real competition for people to buy your coffee at the grocery store too.

18. Tim Hortons (Primarily Canada)

Tim Hortons is a coffee shop chain owned by Restaurant Brands International, which is the third largest quick service restaurant company in North America.

The most Tim Hortons stores are in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It appears that not all Canadians are vegetarians, so not all Tim’s locations are vegetarian.

19. Chipotle

A fast food chain that competes with McDonald’s for customers is Taco Bell, which serves Mexican cuisine, including burritos, salads, and tacos.

The lawsuit was filed against Chipotle after a man was told by Chipotle that he could not eat his burrito because it did not match the color of his shirt.

However, what Chipotle does have going for itself is that they allow you to order different toppings on your burrito, and you can also get a ton of different types of them!

20. Panera Bread

 Panera Bread was formed in 1990, making its sandwiches for 20 years.  The company competes with the highly-respected McDonald’s, and has some interesting qualities.

And, there are more than 2,000 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

21. Caffe Nero (U.K Based)

McDonald’s and other chain coffee shop coffee tastes good, but Caffe Nero’s coffee is considered the best.

It is the third largest coffee chain in the United Kingdom and is the fourth largest coffee chain in the United States.

22. Papa John’s

Papa John’s was started as a pizza-focused fast-food restaurant but competes with McDonald’s because both go after the same customer base.

And, there are more than 5000 Papa John’s locations worldwide in over 40 countries.

On top of that, Papa John’s is a better, more reliable business than McDonald’s, so people are happier with the service and are more likely to spend with them.

23. Sonic

Sonic is a competitor of McDonald’s for some reason.
So, it’s not a direct competitor, but they are really kind of on the same level.
When it comes to the quality of their food, both Sonic and McDonald’s are pretty good.

Sonic has a wide variety of burgers priced as low as $1.99 and is a great place to go to when you want a quick and easy burger.

I am currently at Sonic on 5th Avenue in NYC. I have been wanting to go for over a year.

McDonald’s has been around since 1937 when it was first started. It is currently the biggest fast-food restaurant chain in the world.


McDonald’s has many competing restaurants and more people to serve them.

What did the president say?
In the first sentence, “have” means “are”, and in the second “have” means “make”.

The other big companies such as KFC, Burger King, Subway, Wendy’s, and Taco Bell are also competition for McDonald’s.

Pizza is like pizza. You can order any kind you like, but if you want one that’s delicious, you’re in the right place.

McDonalds and other big fast food companies are being challenged by coffee shops which focus on serving coffee as the main product and food is only an option.

You can also see that there are a very large number of restaurants and that they all serve food and drinks.

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