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

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 February 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


The US fastfood giant McDonald's plans to create 500 new jobs in Austria by the end of 2011. This was announced by McDonald's Austria CEO Andreas Schwerla. The company, which currently operates 174 restaurants in the country, will open between eight and ten new ones by the end of the year. The company, which dominates the systems catering market with a share of 75% in Austria, could improve its turnover by 8.7% and its number of customers by 9.4% last year as compared to 2009. Performance-wise, Austria is among the top five preforming countries worldwide where McDonald's is operating.


  • 25 February 2011: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 24 February 2011: Der Standard


Eurofound (2011), McDonald's, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 71644, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71644.