Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

12,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


According to Financial Times Deutschland (FTD), restaurant giant McDonald's profits from the economic crisis and plans to create 12,000 jobs with the opening of 240 new sites across Europe. Denis Hennequin, head of Mc Donald's Europe, stated in an interview that the new sites will be set up in Spain, France, Italy, Russia and Poland. Each of the sites is to employ about 50 workers.


  • 26 January 2009: Financial Times Deutschland


Eurofound (2009), McDonald's, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 67954, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67954.