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Global Fast Food Restaurants: Market Research Report

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Global Fast Food Restaurants Market Research Report | Aug 2014

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Fast Food Restaurants global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
McDonald's Corporation McDonald's Corporation market share
Yum! Brands, Inc. Yum! Brands, Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$551bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
12,880
Businesses
826,000
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Fast Food Restaurants industry has managed to grow over the past five years despite being battered by a weakened global economy and society's increasing awareness of the health risks associated with a diet high in fat, salt and sugar. The industry's attempts to respond to changes in consumer preferences have also supported revenue growth. Moreover, over the five years to 2019, IBISWorld forecasts that the industry will continue to surge forward. Global fast food restaurants will benefit as the global economy improves and consumers continue to spend on small luxuries, such as eating out. Rising international expansion of US-based fast food chains will continue to be the primary driver of industry growth as emerging economies increasingly demand more fast food options... read more

Industry Locations

Industry growth is driven by population size and income level and growth. This translates to an estimated 44.2% revenue share in North America, but with about 40.0% of global revenue concentrated in the United States. The United States is the home of the franchised and chain fast food concept, with the emergence of McDonald's in the 1960s.

Other developed regions also have a high concentration of industry revenue, including Europe at about 17.0%, with a particularly high concentration in Germany (and France to a lesser extent), the powerhouse economy of the EU. Oceania also makes up 4.2% of global revenue, and includes Australia, which already has an affinity for fast food... read more

 


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What is the Global 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. 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 - takeoutMobile and street vendorsCafeterias and buffets
 
Industry Activities
Operating quick-service restaurantsOperating fast food servicesOperating drive-through and takeout facilities


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