Restaurants Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 4/8/2024
SIC Codes: 5812
NAICS Codes: 7225
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Companies in this industry operate restaurants and other eating places, including full-service restaurants (FSRs), quick-service restaurants (QSRs), cafeterias and buffets, and snack bars. Major companies include Bloomin' Brands, Darden Restaurants, McDonald's, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands (all based in the US), as well as Greggs (the UK), Jollibee (the Philippines), Skylark Group (Japan), and Restaurant Brands International (Canada).

The global food service industry generates about $2.5 trillion in 2021 and is forecast to grow to $4.4 trillion in 2028 at a 9.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from the 2021 to 2028 forecast period, according to Statista. Cross-border franchising of restaurants has helped boost growth in recent years. The largest restaurant markets by country in 2022 are China, India, and Japan, according to Statista.

The US restaurant industry includes about 570,000 restaurants with combined annual revenue of about $600 billion.


Restaurants are adopting new technologies and services to compete for consumers who increasingly value convenience. Mobile payments, online ordering, and home delivery are becoming more commonplace in both the full-service and limited-service segments of the industry. Pricing is also becoming a more important issue as customers are able to choose from a growing variety of dining options, including pre-packaged meals from outlets such as grocery stores, convenience stores, and coffee shops. Emerging competitors such as providers of subscription meal kits could further disrupt the industry in the future.

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