The fast food giant has been an Olympic sponsor for nearly 40 years, but International Olympic Committee rules prohibit sponsors from endorsing a bid city.
A McDonald's spokesperson said Friday the company values the Olympic potential of every possible host city.
Mary Dillon's Statement on 2016 Games
"McDonald's is proudly committed as a TOP Sponsor through the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As a sponsor for more than 30 years, we adhere to the policies the IOC has in place around future bid cities, which includes strict neutrality throughout the bid process. As a global company, we highly value all of the potential host cities for the 2016 Games. In fact, in every one of the competing bid cities we have a strong local McDonald's presence."
McDonald's Global Chief Marketing Officer