Number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018*

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This statistic shows the number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018. In 2013, there were 15.71 fast food restaurant employees per establishment.

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The number of fast food employees per establishment in the United States has decreased year-on-year since 2008. After peaking at 17.16 in 2006, the number decreased to 15.71 by 2013 and was set to dwindle further until 2018. The total number of employees in the U.S. fast food industry was forecasted to rise from approximately 3.65 million in 2013 to 3.78 million in 2018. In 2013, the industry’s revenue per employee was over 52 thousand U.S. dollars.

The U.S. fast food industry spent more than 47 billion U.S. dollars on employee wages in 2013. That year, the average wage for a fast food worker was roughly 12.9 thousand dollars. Wages had declined each year since they peaked at 13.4 thousand in 2010, but were forecasted to climb past this level by 2018. In May 2014, year-and-a-half-long tensions came to a head when fast food workers in cities across the U.S. staged protests and strikes to gain higher wages. But it was not just U.S. employers that were under fire, employees in fast food establishments around the world also joined in.

In 2013, industry revenue rose above 191 billion U.S. dollars. By far the largest fast food brand was McDonald’s with a market share of 21.7 percent. Yum! Brands followed with 8.1 percent. The leading five brands accounted for 46.1 percent of the entire U.S. fast food industry in 2013.

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