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): January 24, 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)


Item 5.  Other Events

On January 24, 2002, McDonald's Corporation (the "Company") issued a press
release announcing the Company's 2001 global results. 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)      Exhibit:

         (99)     Press Release dated January 24, 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:  January 25, 2002             By: /s/ Gloria Santona
                                        Gloria Santona
                                        Senior Vice President,
                                        General Counsel and Secretary


                                  Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.

99       News Release of McDonald's Corporation issued January 24, 2002:
         McDonald's Reports Global Results