DEFINITION: Facts and peculiarities regarding the opening of a McDonald's in each country.
|First outlet in an independent country in Oceania . See McDonald's Australia .
|see McDonald's Austria
|The company claimed this as McDonald's "100th country" although this calculation included many non-sovereign territories even though McDonald's shut down in Iceland in 2009 it is the 99th country as of November 1, 2009.
|see McDonald's Belgium u
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|After some 10 years of trying to enter the Bosnian market with no success, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in BiH on 20 July 2011
|First outlet in South America . See McDonald's Brazil
|See McDonald's Canada
|Third country (not U.S. possession) and first outlet outside Northern America where McDonald's opened. See McDonald's Costa Rica
|Open only to base personnel. Ordinary Cubans cannot access.
|See McDonald's Denmark
|Left in 1980 during the Salvadorian Civil War , but returned after the war in 1992.
|Includes Isle of Man and Jersey (1 each), see McDonald's UK
|As of April 2012, Fiji is the only country in the world to still use the 2003 "i'm lovin' it" packaging, even though the other countries are using the 2008 packaging for meals and items.
|see McDonald's Finland
|First outlet in Creteil in 1972 even though McDonald's officially recognizes the first outlet in Strasbourg in 1979. See McDonald's France .
|First outlet in the Caucasus .
|First outlet in West Germany : outlets in the former East Germany opened in 1991. See McDonald's Germany
|First outlet in Oceania and first outlet outside the Americas .
|See McDonald's Guatemala
|Second communist country, first Warsaw Pact member, thus first outlet behind the Iron Curtain .
|One location in Baghdad for the U.S. Army, but there is also a knockoff called MaDonal .
|First drive-thru in Europe opened in Nutgrove, Dublin, see McDonald's Ireland
|See McDonald's Israel
|see McDonald's Italy
|First outlet in Asia , see McDonald's Japan
|First outlet in the Baltics .
|see McDonald's Luxembourg
|First outlet in a Muslim -majority country. See McDonald's Malaysia
|First outlet in Africa - McDonald's is now present in all continents except Antarctica .
|First outlet in Europe . Plans to open 15 more in next 3 years. See McDonald's Netherlands
|Founded in New Zealand by Wally and Hugh Morris First South Island restaurants opened at Linwood and Merivale , both Christchurch , on 3 November 1987. See McDonald's New Zealand .
|McDonald's outlets ceased operation during the Nicaraguan civil war and re-established a presence in 1998 after an absence of two decades.
|see McDonald's Norway
|See McDonald's Panama
|See McDonald's Philippines
|First McDonald's in Latin America and in the Caribbean . Left in 1974 after labor dispute, but returned with non-union labor in 1980. See McDonald's Puerto Rico
|Second store was Kirkcaldy . It took over 13 years since McDonald's first appeared in the UK.
|First outlet in Southeast Asia . See McDonald's Singapore
|see McDonald's Slovenia
|See McDonald's Spain
|First outlet in Scandinavia . See McDonald's Sweden
|see McDonald's Switzerland
|see McDonald's Taiwan
|see McDonald's Thailand
|First outlet in an independent country of the Caribbean .
|Trinidad and Tobago
|Re-opened at The Falls At West Mall in 2011 and has expanded to 5 other locations. McDonald's previously had stores in Trinidad (May 6, 1997 - October 25, 2003) but closed due to low sales. 
|First outlet in the Greater Middle East .
|See McDonalds Annual Report
|see McDonald's Venezuela