Fast Food Restaurants in the US: Market Research Report

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

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

The Fast Food Restaurants market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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Limited-service restaurants

Limited-service restaurants are the largest segment and include carryout restaurants, delicatessens, fast-food establishments, pizza delivery shops, pizza parlors and sandwich shops. Among limited-service restaurants, the lion's share of revenue comes from restaurants that offer on-premises dining (an estimated 69.0% of total industry revenue) and 22.0% of limited-service revenue comes from establishments that offer takeout purchases only. Takeout establishments have increased their share of industry revenue over the past five years. In particular, fast casual concepts have become popular. This shift has been due to changing consumer tastes and an increasingly time-poor population... 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
Limited service - eat inLimited service - takeoutCafeterias and buffets
Industry Activities
Operating quick-service restaurantsOperating fast-food servicesOperating drive-thru and take-out facilities

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