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Fast Food Restaurants in the US: Market Research Report

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Fast Food Restaurants Market Research Report | NAICS 72221a | Oct 2014

Fast track: Restaurants will expand their menus as they fight to retain their share of customers

IBISWorld’s Fast Food Restaurants market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$199bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
3,686,048
Businesses
150,841
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although the recession caused individuals to eat out less, increasing disposable incomes will turn this trend around, resulting in greater demand for fast food options. Fast food restaurants will benefit from expanding their menus and adding new operations overseas in the next five years. Operators will also look to benefit from high-margin and nontraditional menu items to capitalize on increased spending... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Fast Food Restaurants industry is subject to a low level of capital intensity. For every $1.00 the average restaurant in the industry spends on wages in 2014, it will spend an estimated $0.12 on the use and replacement of capital.

The industry is highly dependent on direct labor input across all areas of operation, from cashiers, to delivery and food preparation, to cleaning and operational management. Due to the service nature of the industry, many of these labor-intensive functions cannot be substituted by technology or machinery. To meet customers' expectations and provide a quality and hospitable dining experience, a well-trained staff is required.

Some rise in labor productivity can occur from investment in technology... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fast Food Restaurants Industry?

This industry is composed of restaurants where patrons pay for quick-service food products before eating. Purchases may be consumed on-site, taken out or delivered. Gross revenue is derived from both franchised and company-owned stores. Franchise fees are not accounted for in total industry revenue. This industry specifically excludes coffee and snack shops. Most of the industry's establishments also sell beverages, such as water, juice and sodas, but usually not alcohol.

Industry Products
BurgersSandwichesMexicanPizza and PastaChickenAsian
 
Industry Activities
Operating quick-service restaurantsOperating fast-food servicesOperating drive-thru and take-out facilities


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