Founded in 1940, McDonald's® is the world's leading restaurant brand. With 36,000 restaurants in 119 countries, McDonald’s® employs 1.9 million people. McDonald's® opened its doors in 1994 in the capital of Latvia, Riga. There are currently 12 McDonald's® restaurants in Riga and one in Jelgava, including eight McDrive™ and three McCafé™ restaurants. McDonald’s® employs more than 700 people in Latvia and serves more than 20,000 persons a day.