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): October 22, 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 October 22, 2002, McDonald's Corporation (the "Company") issued a press
release announcing the Company's global results for the quarter and nine months
ended September 30, 2002. 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 October 22, 2002 - 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:   October 25, 2002              By: /s/ Matthew H. Paull
                                          Matthew H. Paull
                                          Corporate Executive Vice President and
                                          Chief Financial Officer

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                                  Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.

99   News Release of McDonald's Corporation issued October 22, 2002-McDonald's
     Reports Global Results

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