08/10/1990 The first McDonald's on the Chinese mainland is opened
How McDonald's Bit Into China
The First McDonald's In China
The first McDonald's opened in mainland China in 1990 in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. More prominently, the largest McDonald's in the world opened in Beijing. It had 700 seats, 29 cash registers, and served over 40,000 on its opening day. By 1996, 29 restaurants had opened in Beijing alone.