Overview

Food for thought: Operators are adapting to rising demand for healthy and high-quality options

The Fast Food Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have introduced a range of healthier, premium choices due to health trends
  • Growing consumer awareness of the importance of healthy eating has transformed the industry
  • An increasing consumer appetite for premium and healthy fast food is expected to drive growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Consumer health awareness has transformed the Fast Food Services industry over the past five years. Industry demand has been affected by increased awareness about the nutritional content of fast food and a conscious effort by consumers to choose healthier options. Industry operators have responded by introducing 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. Growing industry participation, combined with rising prices as demand for premium products increases, is expected to drive revenue growth of 3.0% over 2016-17. Revenue is forecast to rise by an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $19.3 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Growing public awareness of healthy eating has led growth in the range of products offered by the industry. Consumers have become increasingly concerned about fat and salt content. As a result, fast-food operators have expanded their menus to include healthier options such as salads, yoghurt and wraps. New operators with a premium or healthy focus have also been drawn to the industry, hoping to benefit from shifting consumer demand.

    Burgers

    Traditional hamburgers account for the largest share of industry revenue. Chicken burgers are not included in this segment. Unsurprisingly, industry heavyweights McDonald's and Hungry Jack's support the hamburger segment's dominance. However, this segment's share of industry revenue has fallen over the past five years. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Fast Food Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fast Food Services Industry are

  • Access to a multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Easy access for clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Health consciousness in the Fast Food Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Fast Food Services Industry?

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

    Industry Products
    Burgers
    Pizza
    Chicken-based fast food
    Sandwiches, salads and juices
    Desserts and confectionery
    Other fast food
    Industry Activities
    Cooked chicken retailing
    Pizza retailing
    Hamburger retailing
    Fish and chips retailing
    Sandwich retailing
    Juice bar operation
    Mobile food van operation
    Sushi retailing
    Takeaway food retailing
    Ice cream retailing

    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
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Health consciousness
  • Median age of the population
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from restaurants

  • Current Performance
  • Operating landscape
  • Health and quality
  • External competition
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer trends
  • Industry participation
  • Competition
  • Innovation
  • Table: Fast Food Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fast Food Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Chicken-based fast food
  • Sandwiches, salads and juices
  • Other fast food
  • Desserts and confectionery
  • Chart: Fast Food Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 15 to 24
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fast Food Services 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 Fast Food Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fast Food Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    McDonald's Australia Holdings Pty LimitedYum! Restaurants Australia Pty LimitedSubway Systems Australia Pty LimitedCompetitive Foods Australia Pty LtdDomino's Pizza Enterprises Limited
  • Table: McDonald's Australia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fast Food Services 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 Fast Food Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Home-Cooked Meal Replacement
  • Takeaway or fast food intended to replicate a home-cooked meal.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos) Systems
  • Computerised systems used in retail sales to complete the transaction.
  • Traditional Fast Food
  • Takeaway food including burgers, pizza, chicken, fish and chips, pies, sausage rolls and pasties.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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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