Chain reaction: Rising discretionary income has boosted demand for chain restaurants

IBISWorld’s Chain Restaurants 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

  • Rising discretionary income has supported industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • Despite solid revenue growth, the industry has entered a mature stage of its economic life cycle
  • Revenue growth will slow due to volatile consumer sentiment and changing consumer preferences

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Chain Restaurants industry operates on a specialised business model that represents a hybrid between traditional restaurants and fast-food services. The concept has proven fairly successful in Australia, with industry revenue expected to grow at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2017-18 to reach $389.0 million. Rising discretionary income, and increased expenditure on recreation and culture (which tends to boost visits to chain restaurants) have supported this growth. As consumers spend more at entertainment and sporting events, they are often more likely to dine at restaurants in conjunction with these activities. Industry revenue is expected to decrease by 2.9%...

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    What is the Chain Restaurants industry?

    The industry is segmented based on the main type of food served.

    Steaks, burgers and general food

    The steak, burger and general food segment includes restaurants such as T.G.I. Fridays, Hog's Breath Cafe and Outback Steakhouse. The food served in this segment includes steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, salads and fries. This segment is expected to have grown as a share of revenue over the past five years, with menu items expanding to cater for shifting consumer preferences. Restaurants in this segment tend to benefit from strong brand awareness, which makes them more likely to operate as chain restaurants than as small independent establishments, which aren't included in the industry. Cha...

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    Additional Insights for the Chain Restaurants Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chain Restaurants Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Chain Restaurants industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Steaks, burgers and general food
    Italian food
    Mexican food
    Breakfast food
    Asian food

    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
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from fast food services
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Growing demand
  • Industry characteristics
  • The right market
  • Profitability and other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Changing consumer preferences
  • Profitability and other trends
  • Table: Chain Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chain Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • Fish and Seafood Wholesaling
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Italian food
  • Steaks, burgers and general food
  • Mexican food
  • Asian food
  • Breakfast food
  • Chart: Chain Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Highest income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chain Restaurants 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 Chain Restaurants

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chain Restaurants Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hog's Breath Cafe La Porchetta Holdings Pty LtdTaco Bill MexicanFasta Pasta
  • Table: Hog's Breath Cafe - financial performance
  • Table: La Porchetta Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Taco Bill Mexican - financial performance
  • Table: Fasta Pasta - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chain Restaurants 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 Chain Restaurants Industry
  • 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
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A person with a high level of interest in food and restaurants.
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • An establishment similar to a fast-food chain, where food and beverages are ordered over the counter, as opposed to in a sit-down restaurant.
  • Traditional Restaurant
  • A single restaurant that provides table service and is not part of a chain of restaurants.
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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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