Casual Restaurants Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 7/26/2021
SIC Codes: 5812
NAICS Codes: 722511
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Companies in this industry provide food services in casual atmospheres to seated patrons who are served by wait staff and pay after eating. Major companies include Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, Dine Brands Global, and Outback Steakhouse (all based in the US), along with Recipe Unlimited (Canada), The Restaurant Group (UK), and Skylark Holdings (Japan).

Worldwide food service revenue, which includes revenue for casual restaurants and other types of dining establishments, totals more than $3 trillion a year, according to Technomic. The Asia/Pacific region, North America, and Western Europe are the largest food service markets, per Euromonitor International. Latin America and the Middle East/Africa region are leading growth markets for the food service sector.

The US full-service restaurant industry, which includes casual restaurants, comprises about 290,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $265 billion.


Casual 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. 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. Full-service restaurants also compete with fast-food and other limited-service restaurants, fine-dining establishments, and specialty eateries. Emerging competitors such as providers of subscription meal kits could further disrupt the ...

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