Fast Food Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fast Food Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4512 | Aug 2015

Lean times: Industry revenue set to slow as demand from restaurants and cafes increases

IBISWorld’s Fast Food Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Consumer health awareness has transformed the Fast Food Services industry over the past five years. While revenue is forecast to rise by 2.4% annualised over the five years through 2015-16, the industry struggled during 2010-11 and 2011-12 as sales declined. Industry demand has been affected by increased consumer awareness about the nutritional content of fast food and a conscious effort by consumers to choose healthier options. Industry operators have responded with the introduction of a range of healthier, premium choices with less fat, sugar and salt. This change in consumer preferences has also led to an influx of new operators offering higher quality fast-food options. Industry revenue is forecast to post solid growth over 2015-16, rising by 1.3% to total $14.8 billion... purchase to read more

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The industry is characterised by medium barriers to entry and the trend is steady. While operators are able to enter the industry with relative ease, gaining a sustainable market share is much more difficult. Capital intensity and the rate of technological change in the industry are low, which is an incentive for new players to enter. Ongoing investment in equipment is minimal for the industry compared with the daily labour input and associated wage costs.

Prime locations for fast-food operators are becoming difficult to find as the industry moves towards saturation. High competition for locations has pushed rental costs upwards over the past five years, making it difficult for new entrants to locate themselves close to customers... purchase to read more


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What is the Fast Food Services Industry?

Industry firms are primarily engaged in providing fast food ready to be taken away for immediate consumption, such as burgers, pizza, sandwiches and sushi. Customers order or select items and pay before eating. Food is usually provided in takeaway containers or packaging, and consumed either on the premises in limited seating facilities, taken away by the customer or delivered. The industry also includes fast food sold in food halls and food courts.

Industry Products
BurgersPizzaChicken-based fast foodSandwiches, salads and juicesInternational fast foodDesserts and confectioneryOther fast food
Industry Activities
Cooked chicken retailing Pizza retailingHamburger retailing Fish and chips retailing Sandwich retailingJuice bar operationMobile food van operationSushi retailingTakeaway food retailingIce cream retailing

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