Fastest Growing Global Food Franchises

Fast food is, well, fast. Among the fast food franchise giant is an elite group– the fastest.


It appears that as the rest of the world enjoys a growing middle class American fast-food franchises are enjoying growing profits. The United States’ tepid economic growth is being consumed by the economic growth in the developing world. American sized portions– footlongs, extra larges and Big Macs– seem to be increasing in popularity abroad, despite the known health risks.


IBISWorld analysts, global fast food sales should be around $190 billion this year. Entrepreneur magazine released its list of the fastest-growing food franchises. Here’s the breakdown by brand:

Global Earnings, 2012, non-US units (High to Low)

  1. McDonalds, $51,800M
  2. KFC, $17,600M
  3. Burger King $6,050M
  4. Pizza Hut, $5,500M
  5. Subway $5,200M
  6. Domino’s Pizza, $3,500M
  7. Starbucks, $2,626M

Global Growth, 2012, new non-US units

  1. KFC
  2. Subway
  3. McDonalds
  4. Starbucks
  5. Pizza Hut
  6. Baskin Robbins
  7. Domino’s


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