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Chain Restaurants in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Chain Restaurants in the US

The Chain Restaurants industry has experienced steady growth over the past five years. Over the period, as per capita income increased and unemployment declined, consumer confidence improved, giving rise to greater spending on sit-down meals. Although the average industry profit margin remains slim, profit margins at most chains have increased over the past five years, as revenue has grown and costs have been kept under control.he industry's run of steady growth is projected to moderate over the five years to 2021.Consumers will increase their spending at restaurants as the economy continues to improve and unemployment dissipates. However, the industry will be weighed down by increasing competition from a growing number of fast casual restaurants that serve high-quality food at reasonable prices and have business models that are not reliant on large overheads.

The industry comprises chain and franchised restaurants that provide food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e. waiter or waitress service), and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic and other beverages.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Consumer spending
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table DineEquity Inc. (US industry specific) - financial performance*
    • Table Darden Restaurants Inc. (US industry specific) - financial performance*
    • Table Bloomin' Brands Inc. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table Brinker International Inc. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table CBRL Group Inc. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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