Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

1,400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 April 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


Italian management of the US-based fast food giant McDonald's announced that 1,400 new workers are to be hired in Italy, as 35 new restaurants will be open in 2021. 

According to the plan presented by the company, recruitment will predominantly involve young people and women, who already represent 62% of the company's staff.

In the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, McDonald's Italy recorded a positive sign in turnover, despite the difficult economic situation experienced by the food sector. 

In order to manage re-opening of restaurants, McDonald's developed its own 'anti-COVID-19' protocol, which has also been validated by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases 'Lazzaro Spallanzani' in Rome.



Eurofound (2021), McDonald's Italia, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 104760, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/104760.