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

Consumer health awareness has transformed the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry over the past five years. The increased awareness of the nutritional content of fast food and a conscious effort by consumers to choose healthier options have affected industry demand. 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. Revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to $19.7 billion. However, revenue is anticipated to decline by 0.4% in 2017-18, due to a decline in discretionary income...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$20bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
152,476
Businesses
24,984

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 projected to drive growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is characterised by moderate barriers to entry and these have remained steady over the past five years. While operators are able to enter the industry with relative ease, gaining a sustainable market share is much more difficult. Capital intensity is moderate and the rate of technological change in the industry is 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 more 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. Mos...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services Industry

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

  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Easy access for clients
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health consciousness and Median age of the population in the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services Industry?

    Industry firms primarily provide fast food, such as burgers, pizza, sandwiches and sushi, and 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
  • Other fast food
  • Desserts and confectionery
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health consciousness
  • Median age of the population
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from restaurants
  • Consumer sentiment index

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

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

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

  • 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 and Takeaway 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 and Takeaway Food Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    McDonald's Australia Holdings Pty Limited, Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd, Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited, Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Limited, Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited,
  • Table: McDonald's Australia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fast Food and Takeaway 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Food Van
  • A mobile food establishment that sells food at events or in high consumer traffic areas.
  • Franchise
  • Permission granted by a brand owner to a franchisee to sell the brand's products.
  • Home-Cooked Meal Replacement
  • Takeaway or fast food intended to replicate a home-cooked meal.
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