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McDonald's Owner Operators

What's your share of $22.8 billion?

We don't need to tell you that McDonald's is an extremely profitable corporation.  It has also created one of the most robust franchise operations in the world, with more than 30,000 restaurants, each owned by an independent franchisee.  That represents a lot of opportunity for a lot of people. 

Like every business opportunity, operating a McDonald's franchise carries some significant risks.  You have to put up the money to buy the franchise, comply with corporate reporting and other requirements, keep your equipment in good operating condition, manage costs and meet your customers' high expectations.  More than perhaps any other business you have to do this every single day. 

The underlying premise of McDonald's is providing a consistent, value-based experience to customers.  Keep your costs as low as you can while maintaining standards and you will do very well.  Let one small thing get out of alignment, and you could be in trouble.  At Laufer LLP we understand that each and every day is a balancing act.  Since 1972 we've helped McDonald's operators keep their balance - and keep moving ahead.  Our services designed just for McDonald's owners include:

  • Monthly accounting services.  We understand exactly the information corporate wants, how they want it and when they want it.  We produce this for our McDonald's clients seamlessly, efficiently and far more cost-effectively than internal - or less experienced external - accounting departments.
  • Back office.  After we've prepared the numbers so they make sense to corporate, we can also provide numbers that make sense to you and help you track how you are really doing.  We offer bookkeeping, bill payment, payroll, inventory and technical support.
  • Consulting.  Every day of operation presents you with new challenges and new demands.  Your team needs to be completely efficient - and completely loyal.  Your equipment must function properly and offer a cost-effective yield - even if it's not necessarily the latest model.  And you might need help obtaining financing to maintain cash flow.  We have expertise in all of these areas.
  • Advocacy.  When you work with one of the largest, most successful corporations in the world you can feel small sometimes.  We can help you navigate the challenging - and occasionally difficult - negotiations with corporate that are part of your life as a franchisee.
  • Restaurant valuation.  Determining the true value of something is always important, but it's even more so in the McDonald's world.  Whether you are considering purchase of a new store, evaluating a mandate to upgrade your existing store, or parting ways with a long-time operating partner, you want to make the most informed decision possible.  We'll provide the information you need quickly and for a reasonable fee.
  • Tax services.  We're a CPA firm, so of course we do this.  Our depth of experience in working with McDonald's operators is unparalleled.  We can help you take advantage of the opportunities presented by the tax code and avoid common pitfalls.
  • Estate and long-term care.  Nobody really likes to plan that far ahead, but when you're on your own, putting it off can be profoundly expensive.  We'll help you gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing everything is in place - even your exit strategy.

Laufer LLP is one of just eight member firms of the National Franchise Consultants Alliance (NFCA).  This is a group of CPA and consulting firms with proven expertise in helping operators get through the unique challenges of running McDonald's-based businesses.

If what you've read intrigues you, if you are thinking of buying a McDonald's store, if you want to expand your McDonald's business or if you simply need expert help in making your McDonald's business run better, we invite you to make the leap.


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