Top 25 International Restaurant Chains 2015

NRN Top 25 International Restaurant ChainsEuromonitor International and Nation’s Restaurant News identified the top 25 international foodservice operators outside North America. This list is based on system-wide sales, corporate revenue, unit metrics and market share statistics.

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•Worldwide sales from 2012 to 2014

•Worldwide system units

•Restaurant type / concept

•Headquarters location

•Parent company


In the next five years, Asia-Pacific’s foodservice sales are predicted to rise by 38.7 percent by 2019 with US$ 1.5 trillion dollars sold. In particular, China continues to lead the region in sales and is expected to remain one of the fastest-growing Asian markets over the next five years. This overall growth in the Asia-Pacific region makes it the second largest growth market in the world for foodservice operators.

Behind Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Western Europe are set for the largest growth in foodservice. Chain-sales are projected to grow 114.3 percent by 2019 in Latin America and 22.6 percent Western Europe, respectively.

International markets are important to operators within the foodservice industry as they provide potential for growth outside of the stagnant U.S. For example, Asia-Pacific’s total foodservice sales in 2014 totaled US$1.1 trillion while North America’s 2014 foodservice sales only totaled US$ 556.3 billion. Understanding the tastes and trends of consumers in the region will also help companies decide whether or not their concept will do well.

Our foodservice research offers real insights from every major market and this scope gives us a unique view of the most important trends playing out at the global level.  As this year’s International Top 25 list shows, the number of truly global foodservice players continues to grow and we expect the pace of growth and innovation will continue to accelerate going forward.