|Company||Market Cap (USD)|
|Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.||$44.11 B|
|Compass Group plc||$37.73 B|
|Yum! Brands, Inc.||$35.12 B|
|Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership||$21.89 B|
Founded in 1940 as a restaurant, McDonald's has evolved to become a leading fast-food franchise. As of 2016, McDonald's was the world's largest restaurant chain by revenue, serving over 69 million customers daily in more than 36,900 outlets, located in more than 100 countries.
The market capitalization of a company, more simply referred to as "market cap", is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. It is often considered as a key indicator of what a company is worth.