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 18, 2002

                             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)

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Item 5.  Other Events

On April 18, 2002, McDonald's Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release
reporting global results for the quarter ended March 31, 2002.

The press release is filed as Exhibit 99 hereto and incorporated herein by

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

(c)      Exhibit:

(99)     Press Release dated April 18, 2002 - 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 22, 2002            By:      /s/ Gloria Santona
                                           Gloria Santona
                                           Senior Vice President,
                                           General Counsel and Secretary

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.

99       News Release of McDonald's Corporation issued April 18, 2002:
         McDonald's Reports Global Results

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