The food at McDonald's has always sold like hotcakes, but once the restaurant started franchising,
the world began eating up the brand.
So, it's not surprising that for decades, entrepreneurs have been flocking
to the Golden Arches with dreams of opening their own McDonald's.
But being a franchise owner isn't as easy, or profitable, as you might think.
For starters, buying into a McDonald's franchise is expensive.
And if prospective franchisees want to get a piece of the pie, they'll have to bring some heavy coin to the table.