Global Fast Food Restaurants: Market Research Report

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Global Fast Food Restaurants Market Research Report | Feb 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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
McDonald's Corporation McDonald's Corporation market share
Yum! Brands, Inc. Yum! Brands, Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Global Fast Food Restaurants industry has expanded despite changing consumer tastes and a struggling global economy. As disposable income decreased due to the recession, consumers cut back on luxuries such as eating out. However, fast food operators outperformed full-service restaurants during this time, as many consumers found room within their budgets for lower-priced and convenient food options. The industry also experienced steady and growing demand from emerging economies, which boosted the industry's overall performance. Despite countering global economic trends, the industry has been forced to adapt to increasingly health-conscious consumer preferences... read more

Industry Products

Limited-service restaurants

Limited-service restaurants are the largest industry service segment and include carryout restaurants, delicatessens, fast food establishments, pizza shops and sandwich shops. Over the past five years, the relative size of the service segment has grown as fast casual restaurants, those that do not offer full table service, but promise a higher quality of food and atmosphere than traditional fast food restaurants, have become very popular. In 2009, the limited-service segment accounted for an estimated 83.0% of industry revenue; in 2014, it is expected to account for 85% of revenue. Among limited-service restaurants, 65.0% of industry revenue comes from on-premise dining and 20.0% of industry revenue comes from take-out purchases... 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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