Fast Food Restaurants in the US: Market Research Report

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Fast Food Restaurants Market Research Report | NAICS 72221a | Nov 2015

Good eats: Fast food restaurants will benefit as the economy continues to improve

IBISWorld’s Fast Food Restaurants market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Fast Food Restaurants industry has struggled with consumer preferences moving away from unhealthy foods and a saturated food-service landscape that has kept prices low. In comparison with other operators in the hospitality sector, fast-food restaurants performed relatively well over the early half of the last five-year period due to their low price points and the extra convenience they offer. In the coming years, the industry is expected to be marginally better off as the domestic economy improves and consumers continue to seek convenient meal options. While no severe revenue declines are expected, fast food restaurants will continue to operate in a slow-growth environment as many segments of the industry have reached a saturation point... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's business locations are largely distributed according to population. Since the industry provides quick meals to consumers, successful operators need to be located near their customer base. As a result, the Southeast has the highest concentration of franchised establishments and a higher proportion of employment and revenue. There are also large proportions of establishments in the Mid-Atlantic and West regions, and the smallest proportion in the Rocky Mountains region. California, the state with the largest portion of establishments, is also the state with the largest population... purchase to read more


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What is the Fast Food Restaurants Industry?

This industry comprises 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 (up-front costs associated with opening a franchise) are accounted for in industry revenue. This industry excludes coffee and snack shops. Most industry 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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