Quick service restaurant chains ranked by revenue worldwide in 2015 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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This statistic shows the quick service restaurant chains ranked by revenue worldwide in 2015. Yum! Brands generated a revenue of 13.11 billion U.S. dollars.

Figures, where applicable, are for the most recent reported fiscal year.

QSR restaurant chains - additional information

In 2015, McDonald's was the largest quick service restaurant in the world in terms of revenue. Yum! Brands, which includes KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, was the third largest chain with 13.11 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. In 2020, the revenue of the U.S. fast food industry was forecasted reached an estimated 223.9 billion U.S. dollars.

The fast-food industry in the United States had an estimated 157.42 franchise establishments in 2015. By 2016, the industry was forecasted to employ 4,149,236 people across the U.S. With an average annual wage of around 13,161 U.S. dollars, the total cost of fast food employees’ wages would reach 53 billion U.S. dollars.

In 2015, McDonald’s was the most valuable fast food brand in the world. Worth over 80 billion U.S. dollars, McDonald’s dwarfed Subway whose brand value was 22.6 billion U.S. dollars. However, Subway ranked the highest in terms of brand equity in 2012, whereas McDonald’s barely made it past the quick service category average. Nevertheless, in 2015, McDonald’s had over 36,000 restaurants worldwide and earned a net income of 4.53 billion U.S. dollars.

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