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Chain Restaurants in the US: Market Research Report

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Chain Restaurants Market Research Report | NAICS 72211a | Feb 2017

Eat up: Consumers will increase their spending at restaurants as the economy improves

IBISWorld’s Chain Restaurants 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 and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$112bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.7%
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
1,872,065
Businesses
32,398
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Although the average industry profit margin remains slim, profit margins at most chains have increased
  • The health factor has become a key focus of many operators’ marketing strategies
  • Restaurateurs will use online channels to communicate with consumers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Chain Restaurants industry has experienced steady growth over the past five years. Over the period, as per capita income increased and unemployment declined, consumer confidence improved, giving rise to greater spending on sit-down meals. Although the average industry profit margin remains slim, profit margins at most chains have increased over the past five years, as revenue has grown and costs have been kept under control. The industry's run of steady growth is projected to moderate over the five years to 2022. Consumers will increase their spending at restaurants as the economy continues to improve and unemployment dissipates... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Franchise agreements

Entry to the industry can occur through signing a franchise agreement, which includes outfitting and equipment, as well as training and computer systems. Franchisors also provide food, beverages and some financial and accounting functions for a proportional share of revenue from their franchisees. This lowers operational costs and can minimize some risks, especially for inexperienced persons entering the industry. However, individual franchisees still carry much of the day-to-day operational and management risks associated with their business.

Location

There is significant competition among the major franchised companies to obtain suitable sites, which has increased the cost of many prime locations. Whi.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Chain Restaurants Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chain Restaurants Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Consumer Confidence Index in the Chain Restaurants industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Chain Restaurants Industry?

    The industry comprises of chain and franchised restaurants that provide food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e. waiter or waitress service) and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic and other beverages.

    Industry Products
    American foodItalian-American foodSeafoodBreakfast foodsSpecialty burgersAsian cuisineOther food
     
    Industry Activities
    Full-service restaurant operation (waiter or waitress service at tables)Chain full-service restaurant operation (directly owned and operated by owners)Franchised full-service restaurant operation (under franchise agreements with franchisers)


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Healthy eating index
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Current Performance
  • Improved consumer spending
  • New health trends emerge
  • Consolidation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Tech-savvy operators will thrive
  • Industry remains labor intensive
  • Industry restructuring
  • Table: Chain Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chain Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • American food
  • Breakfast foods
  • Italian-American food
  • Seafood
  • Other food
  • Specialty burgers
  • Asian cuisine
  • Chart: Chain Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Income and expenditure
  • Demographics
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Major Markets
  • Highest quintile of incomes
  • Fourth quintile of incomes
  • Middle quintile of incomes
  • Second quintile of incomes
  • Lowest quintile of incomes
  • Business and government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chain Restaurants Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chain Restaurants
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chain Restaurants Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    DineEquity Inc.
    Darden Restaurants Inc.
  • Table: DineEquity Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Darden Restaurants Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chain Restaurants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Chain Restaurants Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Average Check
  • The average amount of money spent per check at an industry establishment.
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Restaurants owned and directly operated by a single company.
  • Comparable Store Sales
  • A retail measure used to assess the true performance of retail outlets by taking out the effect of new store openings and only looking at the sales growth of existing stores.
  • Fast Casual Restaurants
  • Self-service restaurants offering higher quality offerings, sometimes prepared to order, at a higher price point than traditional quick-service restaurants.
  • Franchised Restaurants
  • Restaurant concepts sold to individual operators. Operators receive ordering, marketing, training, financial and management support from the franchisor.

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    This report on Chain Restaurants:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Chain Restaurants market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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