McDonald’s is currently the most popular fast food restaurant in Germany. The first ever in the country opened in Munich in 1971. Germany actually had the second most McDonald’s restaurants in Europe as of 2020, following France. Other leading fast food chains for Germans include Burger King from the U.S. and the Bremen company Nordsee.
Changing attitudes in Germany towards the fast food industry and fast food as such, as well as paying attention to a healthy lifestyle are all contributing factors towards visitors deciding whether to eat out. Consumers are active about cultivating consistent attitudes towards food, from eating healthy to using regional products.
Most popular fast food restaurants in Germany from 2017 to 2020
Base: German-speaking population aged 14 and over.
Total sample information:
2015: 23,090 respondents, projection to 69.24 million people
2016: 23,102 respondents, projection to 69.56 million people
2017: 23,106 respondents, projection to 70.09 million people
2018: 23,086 respondents, projection to 70.45 million people
2019: 23,120 respondents, projection to 70.60 million people
2020: 23,138 respondents, projection to 70.63 million people
The values shown refer to the following studies: 2015: VuMA 2016; 2016: VuMA 2017; 2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019; 2019: VuMA 2020; 2020: VuMA 2021
More information on the methodology can be found here.
This statistic is an analysis result, which was calculated from different characteristics of the survey. The question was not asked directly. In the survey, the participants had to indicate how often they visit the aforementioned fast-food restaurants. This statistic shows the share of respondents for every fast food restaurant who answered with the following response options: "several times a week", "about onces a week", "2 to 3 times a week", "2 to 3 times per month "or" about once per month".
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VuMA. (November 18, 2020). Most popular fast food restaurants in Germany from 2017 to 2020 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved January 23, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/560813/most-popular-fast-food-restaurants-germany/
VuMA. "Most popular fast food restaurants in Germany from 2017 to 2020." Chart. November 18, 2020. Statista. Accessed January 23, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/560813/most-popular-fast-food-restaurants-germany/
VuMA. (2020). Most popular fast food restaurants in Germany from 2017 to 2020. Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: January 23, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/560813/most-popular-fast-food-restaurants-germany/
VuMA. "Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Germany from 2017 to 2020." Statista, Statista Inc., 18 Nov 2020, https://www.statista.com/statistics/560813/most-popular-fast-food-restaurants-germany/
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