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

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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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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Fast Food Restaurants industry's capital intensity is determined by the ratio of capital to labor costs. To calculate the ratio, wages, and depreciation and costs are used as proxies. For every dollar spent on wages in 2014, an estimated $0.12 will be spent on the use and replacement of buildings and equipment, giving this industry a low-to-medium level of capital intensity.

Operators in the industry need to outlay capital on assets to cook and store food and beverages, such as refrigerators, freezers and ovens, as well as restaurant furniture and fittings. However, following the initial capital investment for a new restaurant, little ongoing investment is required, meaning the industry is relatively labor intensive... 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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