Definition of McDonaldize in English:


Pronunciation /məkˈdɒnldʌɪz/


(also McDonaldise)
  • To make (something) resemble the McDonald's restaurant chain or its food; (in extended use) to organize in a way suggestive of features associated with McDonald's, especially with reference to the type of efficient, standardized, corporate business or culture regarded as epitomized by McDonald's.


1970s; earliest use found in Business Week. From the name of the McDonald'sCorporation + -ize.