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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 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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Employment ('000)
12,880
Businesses
826,000
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 Analysis

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. Despite these obstacles, the industry experienced steady and growing demand from emerging economies. The industry's attempts to respond to changes in consumer preferences have also supported revenue growth. Over the five years to 2014, revenue is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.5% to $551.0 billion, which includes a growth of 2.0% in 2014.

Developed economies

In many developed economies, the industry is approaching saturation levels due to an oversupply of fast food businesses and extensive franchising... 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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