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

IBISWorld’s Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services 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.


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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Fast Food Services industry is currently in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added is forecast to post annualised growth of 2.3% over the 10 years through 2021-22, compared with a forecast annualised rise in Australian GDP of 2.5%. This represents a slight underperformance of the wider economy over the 10-year period. Despite growing demand for healthier fast-food options, this overall underperformance has been driven by weaker revenue growth and strong competition from external sources, such as supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores.

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    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

  • 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 and Takeaway Food Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Fast Food and Takeaway 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
    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 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

  • 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 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    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 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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services Industry
  • 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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    • 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
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