McDonald's is the largest and most well-known chain of fast food restaurants in the world, with 27,000 locations distributed across 119 countries on 5 continents, serving millions of customers every day. In Uruguay, McDonald's has been a market leader since its arrival in the country more than 25 years ago. Owned and operated by Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald's franchisee in the world in terms of system-wide sales and number of stores, McDonald’s in Uruguay has revolutionized the concept of fast food with its bright premises, open kitchens and youthful staff. Visited by over 75,000 people daily, Uruguay’s McDonald's encompass more than 2,000 employees, 16 McCafes, 19 dessert centers and 27 restaurants around the country. Plans are actively in place to open new stores that will offer a wide range of products, including those that take into account the particular preferences of the Uruguayan population.