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):  July 24, 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 July 24, 2001, McDonald's Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release
announcing the Company's financial results for the second quarter of 2001.  The
press release is filed as Exhibit 99 hereto and incorporated herein by

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

     (c)  Exhibits:

          99  Press Release dated July 24, 2001-- McDonald's Reports Global



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:   July 26, 2001         By:   /s/ Gloria Santona
                                    Gloria Santona
                                    Senior Vice President, Corporate
                                    General Counsel and Secretary


                                 Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.

99              News Release of McDonald's Corporation issued July 24, 2001:
                McDonald's Reports Global Results