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Analysis on McDonald's Localization Strategy

Dailin Yue * 1
1 University of Birmingham

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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 10, 46-50
Published 13 September 2023. © 13 September 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Dailin Yue. Analysis on McDonald's Localization Strategy. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 10: 46-50. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/10/20230426.

Abstract

McDonald's is a company that was established in 1940 in the United States. Since then, the company has grown in different parts of the world and increased its profitability over time. However, McDonald's has also faced a lot of challenges, including the lack of understanding of cultures in different countries, which resulted in its poor performance. Without completely understanding what the local people think about food, McDonald's expanded its operations to different parts of the world while carrying the culture of the United States to those parts. As a result, the company performed poorly and was unable to expand its operations further. However, through localization strategies, McDonald's has gradually become one of the world's most successful restaurants and food chains. This paper introduces McDonald's localization strategies from five aspects, namely its menu, business model, advertising translation, staff management, and market pricing. To conclude, the company has been able to adapt its menu to be in line with the local culture, and the prices are set according to the local economy. What is more, the localized translation and management also enable the company to avoid and timely solve the problems that are specific to a region. The localization strategies have made McDonald's one of the world’s most successful fast food companies.

Keywords

McDonald’s, localization strategies, management localization, menu localization

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Business and Policy Studies
ISBN (Print)
978-1-915371-47-8
ISBN (Online)
978-1-915371-48-5
Published Date
13 September 2023
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/10/20230426
Copyright
13 September 2023
Open Access
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