Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.3%

Consumer health awareness has transformed the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry over the past five years. Increased awareness of fast food's nutritional content 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. The change in consumer preferences has also prompted an influx of new operators offering higher quality fast food options. Revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to $20.1 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.5% in the current year, as discretionary incomes rise. The median age of Australia's population has increas...
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Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Rising consumer demand for nutritious fast food is projected to drive revenue growth for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry over the next five years. However, continuing health consciousness trends will also hinder industry performance, especially for traditional operators, as consumers limit consumption of unhealthy food. Revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. The addition of premium menu options is anticipated to support industry revenue growth. Increasing household discretionary income is also projected to boost sales. However, strong competition from restaurants and cafes, and concerns about the fat content of traditional fast foods are likely to constrain revenue gro...
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Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $20bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 37,984
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 188,655

Biggest companies in the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia industry include McDonald's Australia Holdings Pty Limited, Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd, Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Limited and Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited.

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What is Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • 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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main 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

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Restaurants compete with industry establishments for consumer expenditure. As consumers spend more at restaurants, they are likely to spend less on fast f...
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Demand from restaurants
Health consciousness
Median age of the population
Real household discretionary income

Current Performance

Health and quality
Profit
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Industry participation
Competition
Innovation
 Table: Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia
Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia
Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in Australia
Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia
General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia


Products & Services

Growing public awareness of the importance of healthy eating has led to growth in the range of products offered by the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Service...
Consumers aged 15 to 24
Consumers aged 45 to 54
Consumers aged 35 to 44
Consumers aged 55 to 64
Consumers aged 65 and over

Demand Determinants

Consumer demand for fast food is driven by trends in household discretionary income, convenience and health consciousness among consumers. Growth in discr...
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Major Markets

Consumers aged 15 to 24
Consumers aged 45 to 54
Consumers aged 35 to 44
Consumers aged 55 to 64
Consumers aged 65 and over


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry is characterised by moderate market share concentration, with the industry's four largest players accounting for just under 45% of industry r...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

McDonald's Australia Holdings Pty Limited entered the Australian market in 1971. Since then, McDonald's Australia has expanded rapidly to over 970 stores ...
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McDonald's

 Table: McDonald's - financial performance

Competitive Foods

 Table: Competitive Foods - financial performance

Yum! Restaurants Australia

 Table: Yum! Restaurants Australia - financial performance

Domino's Pizza

 Table: Domino's Pizza - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $5.27 is spen...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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