McDonalds is the most popular fast food chain in the world with countless restaurants all over the globe. McDonalds serves hamburgers, chicken burgers, burritos, desserts and breakfasts. McDonalds has been around for decades and only grows stronger with each passing decade. On average, McDonalds makes roughly $2.5 billion per year. This figure fluctuates depending on the strength of the market. Opening a McDonald’s franchise costs on average $1.5 million.