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

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
7 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


McDonald’s, US-headquartered chain of fast food restaurants, is to create 3,000 new jobs in Italy by the end of 2015. It is reported that most new jobs will be part-time jobs as the company sets out to open 100 new restaurants in the next three years.

In response to this expansion, the Filcams-Cgil trade union has criticized the industrial relations model at McDonald’s. In particular, the trade union has condemned the lack of company-level bargaining and the large use of part-time jobs by the company.

Currently, McDonald’s has around 16,000 employees in Italy.


  • 1 August 2009: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 7 January 2013: BusinessPeople
  • 9 January 2013: Reuters


Eurofound (2013), McDonald's, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 74783, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74783.