The USA is full of foodies who love to munch their favorite fast food pretty often. Food lover Americans are so lucky to have a huge number of fast-food chains all over the country. Studies have found that millions of Americans consume fast food on a daily basis without getting bored of it. With several choices of restaurants to dine into, there is a great competition among the food chains in the USA. No matter if you are craving a burger or a pasta, these restaurants are always at your service. The attached infographic is created from the data collected by QSR Magazine. It sheds light on the 50 most popular and biggest food chains in the USA by their sales in 2019.
Food Chains ranking by revenue
The top 50 biggest food chains in the USA generated a revenue of approximately around $200,000 billion in the single year 2019. McDonald's enjoys the first place in the ranking list, which is no surprise. The company alone has sales of $40 billion in 2019. The scandal of McDonald's former CEO didn't even affect its sales, and the company earned double the amount than that of Starbucks, which rests at the second position. Starbucks has $21 billion in sales; the food chain experienced a 5% increase in its sales since 2018.
What type of fast food do Americans crave the most?
The restaurants ranking clearly showed that Americans have most of their love for McDonald's, but if we talk about the type of fast food, burgers are seen winning. Out of 50, 14c food chains are categorized as best burger joints in the USA, having $80 billion in sales collectively. Whereas, snacks hold the second position accompanied by sandwiches and chicken in third place. Snacks have a total revenue of $36 billion, and third place holders have $1 billion in sales.
How did the Covid-19 pandemic affect these fast-food chains?
Well, Covid-19 pandemic was not a situation to overlook, and strict decisions made by the government were to be followed at any cost. The coronavirus lockdown resulted in shutting down thousands of outlets all over the USA.
McDonald's has announced to permanently shut down their 400 out of total 14,000 outlets in America by the end of 2020. Starbucks is also set to permanently close its outlets from 400 locations by the mid of next year. Another favorite joint, Dunkin' Donuts will also be locking down 450 outlets in December 2020.
Almost every food chain has now shifted to online service until the world recover from Covid-19 and restaurants recover from the damage they had been struck with.
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com
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