Membership Nuts and Bolts


To boldly lead the charge in elevating the world's best supply chain, with a steadfast commitment to feed and foster McDonald’s and the communities they service to shape a more sustainable future for all. 


  • Building and elevating System knowledge and expertise

  • Fostering dedication to the System

  • Providing visionary leadership


The Supplier Network is an inclusive group of McDonald’s suppliers who support the McDonald’s business by being stronger together.

To date, the Supplier Network is made up of over 140 companies 800+ members, including nine companies previously awarded the prestigious McDonald’s Supplier of The Year!

Our membership includes highly respected leaders in their industries, as well as seated members of the SAC who are recognized by McDonald’s for having robust Sustainability practices, Quarterly Business Review expertise, Diversity & Inclusion programs, Employee Engagement knowledge and other specialized skills.

Food and non-food suppliers are represented, including: Baked Goods, Bakery, Beverages, Cheese/Dairy, Equipment, Fashion, Fruit, Ingredients, Logistics, Liquid Products, Oil, Packaging, Potatoes, Produce, Protein,  Seafood and Technology.

Membership in the SN is voluntary and is open to companies that are qualified active suppliers to the McDonald’s System in North America.  To qualify, a company must:

  • Sell goods and / or services to McDonald’s Restaurants in multiple regions versus one region or parts of regions

  • Be an approved supplier to the McDonald’s System and must have all documentation required by McDonald’s in place, including a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and / or Business Relationship Agreement (BRA) with McDonald’s or its supply chain management services provider, HAVI

  • Individuals may be members if they are direct employees of a member company or have the (above) required documentation to be a supplier

  • Companies not meeting these requirements that wish to join may be granted membership at the discretion of the SN’s Board of Directors and with McDonald’s approval

Supplier Network members enjoy several benefits, for example:

  • McDonald's Education: Learn about operating within the McDonald's System

  • Professional Development:  Develop skills and gain knowledge tailored for navigating the McDonald's System

  • Networking: Build relationships with McDonald's suppliers and staff


Supplier Network membership includes:

  • Member-only events including, but not limited to, those featuring exclusive face-to-face time with McDonald’s Senior Leadership, subject matter experts addressing a variety of relevant topics: McDonald’s info, Professional Development, Networking, etc.

  • Exclusive access to up-to-date information, education and training, and password-protected website featuring articles, tips and tools for navigating the McDonald’s system (ex: acronym list, MHQ updates, etc.)

  • Best practice sharing and exchange of knowledge among members of the supplier community

  • Participation at the committee and board level in the Supplier Network

Click Here to read the Anti Trust Policy, which is a requirement of membership.

Non-Commercialization Policy:
The use of any name, address or other information obtained through the Supplier Network website for the purpose of issuing solicitation materials without the prior consent or expression of interest by the receiving party would violate the Supplier Network's policies and would be a basis for the immediate withdrawal of my access privileges to the site.

Electronic Materials Policy:
All materials downloaded from the Supplier Network website are for members only. Should any materials be shared with non-members without the prior consent of SN would violate SN's policies and would be a basis for the immediate withdrawal of access privileges to the site.

As the Supplier Network (SN) has grown, it is important that the bylaws reflect changes caused by this growth in membership, as there are now over 750 members.  The new bylaws document is here.  Please note that Term Limits for Board and Executive Board are now clearly defined, and Membership and Election procedures sections are updated.

Click here for our levels of membership and associated fees


Ray Kroc said it best,
"None of us is as good as all of us."

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