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McDonald’s Corporation Headquarters: Oak Brook, Ill. Restaurants: 27,500 McDonald’s in 120 countries Subsidiaries: A majority interest in the Denver-based, 100-restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill chain; wholly owns both the Columbus-based Donatos Pizza chain (150 restaurants) and Boston Market (more than 750 restaurants). Senior chairman: Fred Turner Chairman and CEO: Jack Greenberg VC and president: James Cantalupo EVP and general counsel: Jeffrey Kindler Total number of employees IN 1999: 314,000 Number of in-house counsel: 75 total (40 in the U.S.) 1999 sales: $13.3 billion 1999 net income: $1.9 billion Most used outside law firms: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky; Kirkland & Ellis History: In December 1948 Dick and Mac McDonald open the first McDonald’s drive-through restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, visits their restaurant and then becomes the brothers’ franchising agent. In 1955 Kroc opens his first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, Ill., beginning what is now the McDonald’s Corporation.

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