Which countries do not have a McDonalds

Countries Without Mcdonald'S Restaurants

McDonald's is one of the most popular fast food chains in the world. It is the second largest private employer in the world by turnover and the largest restaurant chain. Two-thirds of the restaurant's sales come from the franchise outside of the United States. The fast food restaurant has 36,900 outlets in over 100 countries and serves 60,000 employees daily. McDonald's is known for its hamburgers, chicken products, and french fries, among other things. Although the fast food restaurant seems to be present everywhere, there are over 90 countries without it. Some of these countries once had McDonald's, but it had to close for economic or political reasons. Below are some of the countries without McDonald's restaurants.

Countries without McDonald's restaurants

Countries in Africa without McDonald's

Although Africa is one of the most populous continents and has a growing demand for fast food, McDonald's is only present in four of the 54 countries, namely Morocco, Egypt, South Africa and Mauritania. Together, these four countries have approximately 387 points of sale. In perspective, Mexico has more McDonald's restaurants than all of Africa combined in 393 outlets. Talks about opening McDonald's outlets in countries like Ghana, Zimbabwe and possibly Kenya have been going on since the turn of the millennium, but the plans have since been put on hold. For now, anyone in Africa who wants to enjoy McDonald's hamburgers has to travel either north or south of the continent.

Countries in Asia without McDonald's

There are a significant number of McDonald's outlets across Asia, with countries like Japan, China, and Korea having hundreds of outlets. However, several countries on the continent are without the popular restaurant chain. Notable countries in Asia starved of McDonald's products include North Korea, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Countries that have closed McDonald's restaurants

Iceland is one of the leading countries in Europe without McDonald's outlets. The small country closed all sales outlets after the collapse of its currency (Icelandic krona) in 2009. The country's economic crisis at the time resulted in high costs for the import of food that was needed by McDonald's.

Macedonia had six branches that operated for about six years before they closed due to a dispute between McDonald's European headquarters and the company operating the franchise in Macedonia.

Bolivia's McDonald's outlets, which had been operating in the country for 14 times, have closed due to political instability preventing the company from making a profit.

In Bermuda, construction of a factory has been halted due to ongoing protests and the law prohibiting the establishment of a franchise restaurant in the country.

Why isn't McDonald's in these countries?

Although most of these countries have a potential market for fast food, the lack of disposable income is seen by citizens as a major setback in building outlets in these countries. In some countries like Macedonia, McDonald's has not opened or closed any branches for political reasons. In Iceland, the branches were closed due to the economic crisis in 2009. Some countries like Nigeria do not have access to McDonald's due to a lack of supply chain as they are very far from McDonald's restaurants.

Countries without McDonald's restaurants

Countries without McDonald's restaurants
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic
Djibouti
Dominica
East Timor
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Iceland
I ran
Iraq
Israel
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, north
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Walk
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Yemen
Zimbabwe

Author: Eloise Coleman

Eloise Coleman is a 26 year old journalist. Incurable coffee practitioner. Student. Reader. Researcher. Pop culture ninja. Communicator. Thinker.