Independent franchisees are Equal Opportunity employers committed to diverse and inclusive workforces. Franchisees are independent business people and not employed by McDonald’s. Thus, each franchisee and each franchisee restaurant is unique and the franchisee is alone responsible for all employment matters in their restaurant, including the terms and conditions of employment for their employees, such as hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, staffing and scheduling. Depending on the restaurant location you select, the job for which you apply may be in a restaurant owned and operated by an independent franchisee, and not with McDonald’s. This means the franchisee, not McDonald’s, is responsible for all employment matters at the restaurant. If you are hired for the job, the franchisee will be your employer, not McDonald’s. For franchisee restaurant locations, please contact the franchisee organization directly to the extent you need assistance in completing forms or otherwise participating in that franchisee’s application process.