October 18, 2007

By 2011, the Global Fast Food Market Is Forecast to Reach a Value of $125.4 Billion

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c71910) has announced the addition of Datamonitor's new report: Fast Food: Global Industry Guide to their offering.

Our Fast Food: Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the fast food industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies. This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.

Scope of the Report

- Contains an executive summary and data on value, volume and segmentation

- Provides textual analysis of the industry's prospects, competitive landscape and profiles of the leading companies

- Covers the Global, European and Asia-Pacific markets as well as individual chapters on 5 major markets (France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US).

- Includes a five-year forecast of the industry


The global fast food market grew by 4.8% in 2006 to reach a value of $102.7 billion.

In 2011, the global fast food market is forecast to have a value of $125.4 billion, an increase of 22.2% since 2006.

The global fast food market grew by 1.5% in 2006 to reach a volume of 80.3 billion transactions.

In 2011, the global fast food market is forecast to have a volume of 86.4 billion transactions, an increase of 7.6% since 2006.

Sales to quick service restaurants account for 67.4% of the global fast food markets value.

The Americas is the most lucrative regional market, generating 63.1% of the global fast food market revenues.

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Market Definition

The fast food market is defined as the sale of food and drinks for immediate consumption either on the premises or in designated eating areas shared with other foodservice operators, or for consumption elsewhere. Datamonitors definition excludes sales through vending machines and is restricted to sales in specific foodservice channels (please see channel definitions below).

All market values are given in Operator Buying Prices, that is the amount spent by foodservice operators on the food and drink that they serve and not the amount the consumers spend on food and drinks (Operator Selling Prices - OSPs) in these channels. The difference is the mark up the foodservice operator adds in order to cover their other costs and generate a profit. This therefore values the market in terms of the amount of money for which food and drinks manufacturers are competing. All currency conversions were performed using constant 2006 average annual exchange rates.

Market volumes are classed as the total number of visits by individuals to foodservice locations that involve the consumption of either food. Multiple purchases made during the same visit are counted as one transaction. The purchase of drink with food in the same location in the same visit is also considered as one transaction, not two.

The market is broken down into four segments: Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), Takeaways, Mobile & Street Vendors and Leisure Locations. QSRs ares defined as: locations where the primary function is to provide full meals but where table service is not offered. Takeaways are defined as: establishments that provide freshly prepared food for immediate consumption and where typically 80% or more of revenues come from consumers who take the food off the premises to consume. Mobile & street vendors are defined as: Either individual mobile stalls or vans that offer a limited range of freshly prepared food as well as beverages. Leisure locations are defined as: locations serving food and drinks for immediate consumption on premises within leisure outlets (such as Cinemas, Theatres, Racecourses etc.) that the Leisure operator owns and operates itself.

For the purpose of this report the Americas comprises Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US.

Europe comprises Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Asia-Pacific comprises Australia, China, Japan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

The global figure comprises the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

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Source: Datamonitor