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Chain Restaurants in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Chain Restaurants in the US

The Chain Restaurants industry has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2019. As per capita disposable income increased and unemployment declined, the Consumer Confidence Index improved, giving rise to greater spending on meals eaten away from home, including sit-down meals. Although the industry has experienced increasing levels of competition and growing input costs, such as labor, the average industry profit margin has remained stable over the five years to 2019 as industry revenue has continued to grow. Industry revenue has grown as industry operators increasingly benefited from economies of scale. Over the five years to 2019, industry revenue is expected to increase. The industry's steady growth is projected to stabilize over the five years to 2024.

The industry consists of chain and franchised restaurants that provide food services to patrons that order and are served while seated (i.e. wait service) and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with 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 (2019)
    • 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 (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Darden Restaurants Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - 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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