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Fast food market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the fast food category within the consumer foodservice industry.  We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

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Our fast food market research answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of fast food?
  • What are the major brands in fast food?
  • Which type of fast food (burger fast food, chicken fast food, Asian fast food etc.) is expecting the greatest level of growth over the next five years?
  • Do fast casual restaurants have a presence in fast food?
  • What are fast food chains doing to attract consumers during non-traditional day-parts?

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Fast Food in the Netherlands

Fast food saw relatively high growth in value sales in 2013 as it is seen as both convenient and affordable. During these times of low consumer confidence, both the number of transactions and total spending have gone up. In 2013, sales for fast food ...

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Fast Food in Mexico

Mexican consumers are increasingly interested in Asian and Middle Eastern food and are showing growing interest in a wide range of cuisines including Japanese, Chinese and Lebanese cuisine. Players thus focused on launching fast food menus with ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Peru

During 2013, local and international chained brands expanded very rapidly due to the improving economy. Local brands such as Norky’s and Roky’s opened 28 and 12 additional outlets in 2013 respectively. Also, many chained brands moved to major ...

Aug 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Argentina

According to Euromonitor figures, Argentinean ice cream fast food consumption, at ARS119 per capita per year, is one of the highest in the world. Artisanal ice cream outlets are traditionally the most popular channel for family away-from-home ...

Aug 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in China

Chicken fast food continued to be challenged by consumer trust issues in 2013. The hit of the antibiotic chicken safety scare at the end of 2012 unnerved health concerned Chinese consumers to a larger extent in 2013. The outbreak of avian flu H7N9 in...

Aug 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Austria

In general, lifestyles become quite hectic over the review period, with little spare time. In addition, the number of single households increased. Consumers living in single households often do not want to spend time on cooking for just one person. ...

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Fast Food in South Africa

The enduring popularity of fast food among the South African population combined with the growing trends towards convenience and value for money to form the key factors underpinning growth in fast food in South Africa during 2013. Although the ...

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Fast Food in Morocco

The year 2013 witnessed the opening of a large number of outlets, especially in chained brands, with Groupe Venezia Ice taking the lead by opening eight new outlets. Along with opening new outlets, most brands also remodelled their existing ones. ...

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Fast Food in Finland

The re-entry of Burger King into Finland at the end of 2013 attracted enormous media interest as hundreds of Finnish consumers queued to buy burgers from the new outlet. The brand was brought to the market by Restel, which opened the first outlet in ...

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Fast Food in Venezuela

Inflation is a problem that has been faced by all industries in Venezuela since the 1990s but 2013 was particularly difficult for fast food brands. The combination of stricter import restrictions and price controls on staple goods caused severe ...

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Fast Food in Colombia

Fast food had an outstanding performance in 2013, growing by 11% in current sales and by 6% in number of outlets. This strong growth is explained by the broader menu options, the increasing importance of shopping centres, an increase in disposable ...

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Fast Food in the Czech Republic

The health and wellness trend continued to develop within fast food in the Czech Republic during 2012 and those fast food outlets which offered menu items containing fresh fruit and vegetables and various salads, as well as menu items containing lean...

Apr 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Saudi Arabia

Fast food continued to be the most valuable within consumer foodservice in Saudi Arabia with sales worth SR15.7 billion in 2012, posting further growth of 9% in current value over the previous year. Fast food remains a popular and affordable food ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Vietnam

Over the review period, fast food recorded a healthy current value CAGR of 17%, which was slightly faster than the 15% rise seen in 2012. The strong performance of the category was supported by the intensive efforts of fast food operators, especially...

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Fast Food in Taiwan

Although the number of outlets for bakery products fast food and other fast food decreased sharply in 2012, some fast food players expanded outlet numbers to boost sales. For example, McDonald’s increased its outlet numbers and offered a modern ...

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Fast Food in Italy

Fast food was increasingly chosen by Italian consumers as the preferred destination for dining out during the time of recession. Families with children switched their social habits by moving from pizzeria full-service restaurants to fast food outlets...

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Fast Food in Israel

Awareness of health drove fast food manufacturers to develop less processed dishes with better-quality ingredients and lower fat. It is supposed to meet consumers’ demand for value for money, being fast and yet less harmful than dishes served in the ...

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Fast Food in South Korea

Fast food recorded significant current value growth during 2012 as the number of outlets in the category increased substantially. In particular, burger fast food and convenience fast food recorded strong growth in the numbers of outlets during 2012, ...

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Fast Food in France

French consumers were attracted by the rapid sophistication of the different fast food formats in 2012. On one side, the traditional leaders McDonald’s, Quick and KFC launched a series of unprecedented novelties (often tailored to French-specific ...

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Fast Food in Thailand

Fast food in Thailand exhibited double-digit growth of 10% in 2012. Thais increasingly exhibited fast-paced lifestyles, especially teenagers and people in urban areas. Fast food can serve the changing lifestyles of Thais well, particularly at busy ...

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Fast Food in Hong Kong, China

Given consumers’ inclination towards Asian fast food, leading multinational chain McDonald’s has introduced rice to its dinner menu. Beef and chicken are paired with rice and broccoli, and consumers have the option of fries and a beverage to make it ...

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Fast Food in Russia

In 2012 fast food was the fastest growing channel in current value terms within Russian consumer foodservice. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, it showed the strongest expansion in terms of both current value sales and number of outlets. In ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Belgium

The performance of fast foods remained appreciable in 2012. Players in this category remained innovative and tended to upgrade, notably by proposing more sophisticated, balanced or complete formulas – more gastronomic, naturally-healthy (or ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Switzerland

Consumer health awareness continues to increase amongst Swiss consumers. Ever since the correlation between fast food and weight problems was confirmed, the category has been under severe scrutiny from competitors, the media and consumers. The ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in New Zealand

The strongest trend seen in 2012 was the “loose change” offers or “dollar deals” offered by many fast food outlets. In particular, Burger King offered value deals such as the “change range” for NZ$1.00-3.00, while McDonald’s offered its “dollar ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Germany

Fast food continued to profit a number of positive factors in 2012, supporting current value growth of 2%. The channel almost achieved total sales of €11 billion, only three years after the €10 billion barrier was broken for the first time. Fast food...

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Fast Food in Japan

Fast food increased by 4% in current value terms in 2012. This growth was mainly driven by convenience stores fast food, which grew significantly, by 8% in current value terms. Whilst many fast food operators struggled to increase their sales, ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Malaysia

Fast food has become a prominent consumer foodservice category in Malaysia because of the rising number of Malaysians that are experiencing highly time-constrained lifestyles with limited time for dining. Besides, fast food is also popular with ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in India

In an effort to appeal to the palates of Indian consumers, operators of multinational brands such as McDonald’s, KFC and Subway have changed their food offerings, particularly increasing the vegetarian options. This is mainly because India has a huge...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in the United Arab Emirates

Fast food increased at a considerable rate in 2012, posting an increase of 15% in current value terms. Primarily, fast food managed to appeal to a wide consumer base, with consumers from all income groups increasingly relying on this channel for ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Ireland

Fast food increased in terms of outlets, transactions, and revenue in 2012. The number of outlets grew by 1% which was attributed to new store openings for the McDonald’s chain, and as many convenience stores increased their number of outlets. This ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Slovakia

Fast food experienced positive performance in all monitored indicators in 2012. Fast food has been gaining in popularity among consumers in Slovakia thanks to the competitive prices in comparison to other foodservice categories and constant ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Poland

The number of fast food outlets operating in Poland at the end of 2012 was lower than the number of fast food outlets operating in Poland at the end of 2011. However, positive growth was recorded in the category in terms of the number of transactions...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Ukraine

The 22% current value growth recorded in fast food in Ukraine in 2012 indicates just how successful the category was towards the end of the review period. Chained fast food registered 24% current value growth in 2012, thanks mainly to the expansion ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Brazil

Thanks to the attractive growth rates in chained bakery products, new players have entered in this category in the recent years. This is the case of the international chain Quiznos, a sandwich specialist which started activity in Brazil in 2011 and ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Canada

In 2012, fast food demonstrated only modest growth of 2% to reach C$21.7 billion, while the number of outlets demonstrated a decline of 3%. Due to the slower-than-expected pace of the economic recovery, Canadians operate with restricted budgets for ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Denmark

Consumer interest in gourmet gastronomy and increasing demand for healthier and better-quality food have had a decisive impact on the fast food channel over recent years, and this trend continued in 2012. Independent outlets in the Middle Eastern, ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in the Philippines

Fast food retains its position as the largest and the fastest-growing category in the Philippine consumer foodservice industry. During 2012, this category reported total foodservice revenue of Ps121.9 billion, taking 30% of total value sales in ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Australia

While posting a solid performance in 2012, with 2% growth rates in terms of both foodservice value and transactions, the fast food category nonetheless experienced slowed growth in 2012 when compared to the review period CAGRs of 5% in terms of ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Portugal

Fast food sales declined by 12% in current value terms in 2012, but in relative terms a slower rate of decline compared to many consumer foodservice types. The average unit price of fast food menus are lower if compared with for example, pizza 100% ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Spain

Fast food current value sales in Spain grew by 1% in 2012. Sales did not share the same fate as the bulk of the Spanish consumer foodservice market. Nevertheless, the deep economic crisis is influencing sales in the category. The fact that the unit ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Egypt

Fast food industry recovered from 2011 drop caused by the revolution, thanks to a recovery in tourist volume, a relative return to stability and competitive prices implemented by the country’s operators. However, the weakened economy, general ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Turkey

In 2012, fast food witnessed good current value growth, demonstrating the second most dynamic performance in current value terms in Turkish consumer foodservice. The dynamism stemmed from the success of chained fast food, which recorded 12% current ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Hungary

Fast food had a relatively successful year in 2012 as the area was able to expand in terms of number of outlets, transaction and value sales, unlike most other consumer food service areas which continued to struggle. The number of fast food ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Chile

During 2012, a large proportion of fast food consumers were office workers and executives thanks to shorter lunch hours being the main reason for their preference for fast food. Fast food is also affordable and outlets are conveniently located for ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Romania

Although it lost pace in 2012 in terms of transactions, fast food remained an attraction for many Romanians who take lunch out of the office or for those who spend the weekend in shopping malls and hypermarkets. It was directly dependent on the ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Bulgaria

McDonald’s remained the value sales leader for yet another consecutive year, recording a value share of 17%. Although chained bakery products fast food are a strong favourite, major chained bakery players, such as Fornetti and Chicho Hranko, were far...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Sweden

Several of the new fast food chains which were established during 2011/2012 had a clear focus on healthy food offerings. The two most recent examples were Slimfood by Fastfood 4U Sweden Holding and Green Drizzle by Espresso House Sweden. Slimfood ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in the United Kingdom

The economic downturn and reduced purchasing power pushed consumers to cut back and trade down, so restaurant meals have been replaced by fast foods. However, the impact on the overall market is limited as the category also has to battle its ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in Greece

The unstable economic climate and the great recession continued to affect consumer attitudes in Greece, driving them to become more price-sensitive and look for ways to save money. With fast food being a channel where footfall is driven mostly by ...

Oct 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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