McDonald's® of Guam & Saipan
In the 1980's, Jose "Joe" C. Ayuyu had a vision to become an entrepreneur in his home island of Saipan. In March 1993, he turned that dream into a reality by opening the island's first McDonald's restaurant, bringing the iconic golden arches to a small island community in the Pacific.
For 30 years and counting, he continues the legacy of brand McDonald's. Together, he owns and operates 7 restaurants on Guam and Saipan. He and his family are proud to be a part of the more than 40,000 McDonald's restaurants worldwide, serving families and our communities with delicious, feel-good moments!
Joe Ayuyu opened his first McDonald's® restaurant on March 18, 1993 in Chalan Laulau on Saipan. Together with his wife, Marcia Ayuyu, they ran the day-to-day operations while raising their 2 young children. They spent many late nights working in the kitchen, learning more about their business while balancing their family life.
In December 1996, they opened their 2nd McDonald's® restaurant in the tourist district of Garapan on Saipan. Their new location presented a great opportunity for tourists and locals to visit their restaurants from nearby hotels and shopping centers.
In 2016, the Ayuyu's expanded their business by acquiring six McDonald's of Guam restaurants; becoming one of the largest employers in the Marianas.Today, Joe and Marcia Ayuyu along with their son Joe Ayuyu Jr. own and operate 7 McDonald's of Guam and Saipan restaurants. In 2023, they celebrated 30 years since opening their first restaurant on Saipan.
From opening our first restaurant on Saipan to serving customers throughout our islands, we've had quite a journey!