London, UK, 5th Feb 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, The restaurant industry has been growing rapidly for the past decade. The major players purchase smaller chains to increase their share of this large market.
BigBitMarket broker, Marek Herman, says this list includes some familiar brands and a few new companies that may be unfamiliar to you now, but by 2025 will most likely become household names.
1- McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)
2- Pizza Hut Franchise LLC (YUM)
3- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG)
4- Dunkin Brands Group Inc. (DNKN)
5- Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
6- Red Lobster Restaurants, LLC*Darden Restaurants (DRI)
7- Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. (WEN)
8- Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust (SUB)
9- The Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE)
10- Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)
McDonald’s Corp. (MCD): Estimated Revenue $35,400,000,000
McDonald’s is the world leader in fast food. The company has over 33,000 locations worldwide and serves around 68 million people per day. To stay competitive, McDonald’s continues to change their menu by introducing new items like smoothies and all-day menus. Their restaurant breakfast hours were adjusted to align with their lunch and dinner menu.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG): Estimated Revenue $4,300,000,000
Chipotle Mexican Grill is a chain of fast-casual burrito restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and France. Their menu consists entirely of organic food with no genetically modified organisms. Chipotle customers place their order for fresh ingredients in front of the staff, creating custom dishes that suit one’s tastes.
Pizza Hut Franchise LLC (YUM): Estimated Revenue $8,300,000,000
Yum! Brands Inc., d/b/a KFC and Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain that offers different pizza styles and side dishes, including pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks, and garlic bread. Yum! Brands are the world’s largest fast-food chicken company in terms of sales and own two other restaurant chains: Taco Bell and WingStreet.
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (DNKN): Estimated Revenue $9,200,000,000
Dunkin’ Brands Group is an American franchisor in the restaurant industry. Its restaurants specialize in serving coffee, baked goods and ice cream. Dunkin’ Donuts mainly sells doughnuts and several other baked goods, including breakfast sandwiches and bagels. In addition, they serve popular coffee drinks like cappuccino, espresso and flavoured hot and cold speciality drinks.
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): Estimated Revenue $19,000,000,000
This well-known coffee company is an international chain of cafes specializing in serving hot and cold beverages. Their product line includes drip-brewed coffee, Frappuccino beverages, other hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches and items such as mugs and tumblers. They also sell a line of premium Tazo teas, including flavoured black teas, herbal teas and limited edition blends.
Red Lobster Restaurants, LLC*Darden Restaurants (DRI)
Darden Restaurants, Inc. is an American multi-brand restaurant operator headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1968, it has grown to become a Fortune 500 company with restaurants worldwide, including Canada and the U.K. Darden owns several casual dining restaurant chains: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and The Capital Grille. Darden is the largest casual dining seafood chain in America.
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. (WEN) Estimated Revenue $8,500,000,000
Wendy’s is one of the world’s largest fast-food hamburger chains. They specialize in selling their eponymous hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches and salads. Wendy’s operates 15 company-operated restaurants in the United States and around 900 franchisee-owned restaurants in the United States and 34 countries and U.S. territories worldwide.
Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust (SUB): Estimated Revenue $10,200,000,000
Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust is a privately held American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches and salads. Subway has over 44,000 stores worldwide, with about 4,500 in the United States alone. This number continues to grow as the demand for healthier options increases!
The Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE): Estimated Revenue $1,300,000,000
The Cheesecake Factory is an American restaurant chain specializing in cheesecakes and desserts. They also serve various dishes, including pasta, seafood and salads. The Cheesecake Factory has over 200 locations worldwide, with about 16 restaurants in Canada and the United States. The Cheesecake Factory locations generally have a vast menu with over 250 items. It also may take a while to clear your plate and receive your cheque as everything is made fresh for each person.
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD): Estimated Revenue $1,500,000,000
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is an American casual dining restaurant chain known for its buffalo-style chicken wings. Their menu includes appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and salads, and their speciality items, including the popular buffalo-style chicken wings. Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants are found worldwide, with about 700 locations in the United States and internationally.
Hope you learned something new about the restaurant industry. There are always opportunities in up-and-coming industries, especially when there’s a growing demand for certain products or services! Investing in well-known industry leaders that are widely accepted is also much less risky. When investing, you should do your research and be careful not to rely on just one source for information.
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