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 Key Buyers Chapter
IBISWorld estimates that in 2014, the top four players account for about 40.1% of available market share, giving this industry a medium level of concentration. Given the diversity of food styles and operations, nearly 48.0% of establishments are small-business operators that have nine or fewer employees. An additional 55.0% of establishments have between 10 and 99 employees.
Over time, the industry's concentration has increased. Over the past five years there has been an increasing trend of the major chain operators selling their company-operated stores to focus on franchising. The lower capital requirements and less risk associated with selling franchises has helped chains such as Burger King and Subway grow despite relatively flat restaurant sales... purchase to read more