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  • I looked this up in wiki..sorry for the cut and paste, but it's a long list :) 1. (1940) USA – including the possessions of Puerto Rico 10 November 1967, the U.S. Virgin Islands 4 September 1970, Guam 10 June 1971, Saipan 18 March 1993, American Samoa 29 September 2000. 2. (1967) Canada - 1 June 3. (1970) Costa Rica - 28 December 4. (1971) Japan - 20 July - with the opening of an outlet in Tokyo the company established a presence in Asia for the first time. 5. (1971) Netherlands – 21 August – also in Netherlands Antilles from 16 August 1974 (Sint Maarten from 15 December 1995), and in Aruba from 4 April 1985 6. (1971) Panama – 1 September 7. (1971) West Germany – 22 November - 1.264 restaurants (2005) 8. (1971) Australia – 30 May - with the opening of an outlet in the Sydney suburb of Yagoona the company established a presence on the third new continent in the span of six months. – 730 restaurants (2006) 9. (1972) France – 30 June – including the possessions of Martinique 16 December 1991, Guadeloupe 8 April 1992, New Caledonia 26 July 1994, Tahiti 10 December 1996, Reunion 14 December 1997, French Guiana 22 February 2000. 10. (1972) El Salvador - 20 July 11. (1973) Sweden – 27 October - 230 restaurants (2006) 12. (1974) Guatemala – 6 June 13. (1974) United Kingdom – 1 October - England 1 October 1974, Wales 3 December 1984, Scotland 23 November 1987, Northern Ireland 14 October 1991, Isle of Man 15 December 1997, Gibraltar 13 August 1999. 14. (1975) People's Republic of China - 8 January - Hong Kong 8 January 1975 (when still a British colony), Macau 11 April 1987 (when still a Portuguese colony), Shenzhen 8 October 1990[1] 15. (1975) Nicaragua - McDonald’s outlets ceased operation during the Nicaraguan civil war and re-established a presence on 11 July 1998 after an absence of two decades. 16. (1975) Bahamas – 4 August 17. (1976) New Zealand – 7 June 18. (1976) Switzerland - 20 October 19. (1977) Ireland – 9 May (Grafton Street, Dublin) 20. (1977) Austria – 21 July 21. (1978) Belgium 21 March 22. (1979) Brazil – 13 February - with the opening of an outlet in Rio de Janeiro the company established a presence on the continent of South America for the first time. 23. (1979) Singapore – 20 October at Liat Towers, Orchard Road. Currently 125 outlets [1]. 24. (1981) Spain - 10 March 25. (1981) Denmark - 15 April - 84 restaurants now operating (2006), number of restaurants peaked in 2000 with 99 26. (1981) Philippines – 27 September 27. (1982) Malaysia – 29 April 28. (1983) Norway – 18 November - 67 restaurants (2006) 29. (1984) Republic of China – 28 January 30. (1984) Andorra – 29 June 31. (1984) Finland – 14 December 32. (1985) Thailand – 23 February 33. (1985) Luxembourg – 17 July 34. (1985) Venezuela – 31 August 35. (1985) Italy - 15 October 36. (1985) Mexico – 29 October 37. (1986) Cuba - 24 April - available only in Guantanamo Bay and inaccessible to Cubans. 38. (1986) Turkey – 24 October 39. (1986) Argentina – 24 November 40. (1988) Serbia – 24 March - the first outlet opened in Belgrade while the city was still part of SFR Yugoslavia. 41. (1988) South Korea – 29 March 42. (1988) Hungary – 30 April 43. (1990) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - 31 January - (In the Russian SFSR, now Russia) - 103 restaurants in Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Samara, and Kazan (2006) 44. (1990) Chile – 19 November 45. (1991) Indonesia – 23 February 46. (1991) Portugal - 23 May 47. (1991) Greece - 12 November 48. (1991) Uruguay - 18 November 49. (1992) Czech Republic - 20 March (then part of Czechoslovakia) 50. (1992) Poland - 17 June 51. (1992) Monaco - 20 November 52. (1992) Brunei - 12 December 53. (1992) Morocco – 18 December - with the opening of an outlet in Casablanca the company had expanded into Africa and had a presence on all continents except Antarctica. 54. (1993) Iceland - 3 September 55. (1993) Israel - 14 October[2][3] 56. (1993) Slovenia – 2 December 57. (1993) Saudi Arabia – 8 December 58. (1994) Kuwait – 15 June 59. (1994) Oman – 30 July 60. (1994) Egypt – 20 October 61. (1994) Bulgaria – 10 December 62. (1994) Bahrain – 15 December 63. (1994) Latvia – 15 December 64. (1994) United Arab Emirates – 21 December 65. (1995) Estonia – 29 April 66. (1995) Romania – 16 June 67. (1995) Malta - 7 July 68. (1995) Colombia – 14 July 69. (1995) Slovakia – 13 October 70. (1995) South Africa – 11 November 71. (1995) Qatar – 13 December 72. (1995) Honduras – 14 December 73. (1996) Croatia – 2 February 74. (1996) Samoa – 2 March 75. (1996) Fiji – 1 May 76. (1996) Liechtenstein – 3 May 77. (1996) Lithuania - 31 May 78. (1996) India – 13 October 79. (1996) Peru – 18 October 80. (1996) Jordan – 7 November 81. (1996) Paraguay – 21 November 82. (1996) Dominican Republic - 30 November 83. (1996) Belarus - 10 December; the company claimed this as McDonald's "100th country" although this calculation included many non-sovereign territories 84. (1997) Ukraine - 28 May 85. (1997) Cyprus - 12 June 86. (1997) Macedonia - 6 September 87. (1997) Ecuador - 9 October 88. (1997) Suriname - 18 December 89. (1998) Moldova - 30 April 90. (1998) Lebanon – 18 September 91. (1998) Pakistan – 19 September 92. (1998) Sri Lanka – 16 October 93. (1999) Georgia - 5 February 94. (1999) San Marino – 6 July 95. (1999) Azerbaijan - 6 November 96. (2001) Mauritius - 4 July 97. (2004) Montenegro 98. (unk.) Iraq
  • McDonald's operates in more than 119 countries on six continents over 31,000 restaurants worldwide, employing more than 1.5 million people.

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