WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 8-K
                                CURRENT REPORT

                      Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                      the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 19, 2001

                            McDONALD'S CORPORATION
            (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)

     Delaware                     1-5231                  36-2361282
(State of Incorporation)    (Commission File No.)       (IRS Employer
                                                      Identification No.)

                             One McDonald's Plaza
                           Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
                                (630) 623-3000
           (Address and Phone Number of Principal Executive Offices)

Item 5. Other Events

On April 19, 2001, McDonald's Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release
reporting the Company's global results for the 2001 first quarter.  The press
release is filed as Exhibit 99 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits

          (c)  Exhibits:

               99  Press Release dated April 19, 2001-- McDonald's Reports
                   Global Results


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                  McDONALD'S CORPORATION


Date:   April 23, 2001            By:   /s/ Michael L. Conley
                                        Michael L. Conley
                                        Executive Vice President and
                                        Chief Financial Officer

                                 Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.

99            News Release of McDonald's Corporation issued April 19, 2001:
              McDonald's Reports Global Results