Publishes 2016 QSR Report

Thirty Four Percent of all Franchise Outlets Reside in the QSR Sector. $50.1 Billion Invested in QSR Franchises since 2010, Burger Category leads QSR Sector with $15.4 Billion Invested Since 2010

January 19, 2016 // // The QSR Franchise Sector Report provides detailed analysis and performance results of this dynamic franchise sector over the past six years. This 70 page QSR Franchise Sector Report is based upon an analysis of 459 QSR franchise systems. The report includes key statistics, analytics, franchise industry benchmarks and QSR franchise performance results from 2010 to 2015. The data is segmented into eight categories including Burgers, Chicken, Ethnic, Yogurt, Pizza and Subs. All eight categories of QSR franchises have experienced positive outlet growth for the past 6 years with a combined franchisee investment of $50.1 billion since 2010. The success of refranchising company owned units by Wendy’s in 2014 and Burger King in 2012 validated the stability and sustainability of QSR franchise brands.

Applying’s proprietary Franchise Performance Index™ to QSR franchise systems data provides important and valuable franchise intelligence for franchise investors and stakeholders. The report reveals the impact of healthy and unhealthy franchise systems on the QSR sector, where 20.8% of franchise systems in the Franchise Grade® Top 500 are from the QSR sector.

Jeff Lefler, founder and CEO of stated: “In 2015, the QSR sector accounted for 18% of franchise systems but 34% of all franchise outlets within our database of U.S. franchises. QSR franchises are a core sector in franchising and continue to be an attractive investment destination for multi-unit franchisees and Private Equity investors.”

The largest 20 brands, including Subway, McDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Jimmy John’s and Sonic Drive-In, account for nearly 70% of all franchise outlets and 42% of company outlets. This is in comparison to the over 200 franchise systems with less than 50 franchise outlets. QSR, like other franchise sectors, is comprised of a small number of well established franchise systems and a large number of emerging and start-up franchise brands.

Lefler continued: “The depth of our research is without comparison, analysis and metrics like these are invaluable to prudent investors.”
More details can be found here. To purchase the full QSR Franchise Sector Report click here.

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