These food chains have made their presence known throughout the corners of the world and have earned substantial amount of money while doing so. Today, we will be looking at some of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world. Feeding a hungry world really does pay off as these companies increase their bottom line easily.
Here are some interesting facts for you before we begin the list:
McDonald’s is easily head and shoulders above its competitors when it comes to a popularity contest. The restaurant chain serves over 68 million hungry consumers everyday in over 126 countries. According to various reliable sources, McDonald’s earned revenues close to $28 billion in 2013.
With around 11,798 restaurants all over the world, the restaurant is a popular choice amongst regular fast food lovers. KFC has made its presence known in over 118 countries. Founded by Harland Sanders, the fast food franchise has certainly taken humongous strides since its inception in 1952. KFC reportedly earned around $23 billion in 2013.
Subway prides itself on serving fresh fast food to its customers. The sandwich chain has around 42,252 restaurants in over 107 countries. Owned by Doctor’s Associates Inc, the chain is performing beyond expectations and is one of the fastest growing franchises.
Pizza Hut, as the name suggests, is synonymous to Pizza. The restaurant chain has over 5,890 restaurants in 94 countries. The franchise alone has around 6000 restaurants in the States. Pizza Hut has the distinct honor of being one of the first franchises to make its presence in Iraq. Founded in 1958, the restaurant is prominent for its pizzas and side dishes.
The coffee house chain has over 23,186 stores in 64 countries. Starbucks coffee is known for its microground instant coffee, full leaf teas, pastries and beverages. The chain has certainly come a long way since its establishment in 1971. The chain reportedly earned $15 billion in 2013.
Burger King has 4,998 international restaurants and is available in 73 countries. Founded in 1953, the chain was initially named Insta-Burger King. Burger King’s fortunes turned around upon the removal of the name Insta. The annual revenue of Burger King stands at around $2.5 billion.
In terms of popularity and financial prowess, Domino’s Pizza is the only other Pizza restaurant chain capable of challenging Pizza Hut. Domino’s Pizza serves customers in over 70 countries. Domino’s Pizza is even bigger than Pizza Hut in terms of restaurants worldwide. The chain has over 10,000 franchised stores globally with revenues reaching $1.8 billion in 2013.
Dunkin Donuts is a coffee chain extremely popular in the States with over 5000 outlets. As the name suggests, the chain offers a fine selection of Donuts to its customers. Founded in 1950, Dunkin Donuts operates in over 33 countries and has around 11,000 outlets.
The fast food chain is owned by International Dairy Queen and is renowned for soft servings and frozen treats. Established in 1940, the chain rakes in $2.5 billion in revenues annually. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway is the parent owner of this franchise.
Wendy’s is famous for its hamburgers. The fast food chain maintains its headquarters in Dublin and employs around 78,000 people. With over 7000 stores worldwide, the company brings in healthy revenues annually with figures amounting to $2.5 billion.