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Food Franchise Report 2013

Food Franchise Report 2013


When people think of franchising, they typically think of food—and for good reason. Of all the individuals employed in franchising, over 55 percent work within a food-related sector.


Franchise Employment Percentage Chart

Franchise Employment Percentage
*Food-Related sector includes Table/Full Service Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants & Retail Food
Source: IHS Global Insight (December, 2012)


According to the National Restaurant Association, sales in U.S. restaurants and bars are expected to increase nearly four percent, reaching an estimated $461 billion for 2013.


Choosing the right food franchise investment opportunity involves carefully researching franchises and their respective industries. Franchise Direct performs comprehensive analysis of the food franchising industry and continues to provide potential franchisees with the information they need to make wise investment decisions.


The six reports listed below provide a thorough overview of food franchising and contain data examining 10 food franchising industry segments, from full service to fast food and beyond.


Explore each report to locate the food franchise investment opportunity that is aligned with your business ambitions. These reports contain a look at a couple of significant industry trends for each segment, detailed investment cost data for sample franchises of that food segment, and links to 10 individual sample franchise profiles for each industry segment.


Full Service Franchise Industry Report

Full service franchise restaurants encompass anything from a family-style eatery to an elegant restaurant; from casual dining to fine dining. Meals from full service food franchises are typically eaten on-site, although takeout or delivery service may be provided.


Fast Food Franchise Industry Report
Food production in fast food restaurants, also known as quick service restaurants (QSR), is focused on immediate consumption. After purchase, meals are commonly taken out or delivered, yet may also be consumed on-site.


Coffee Franchise Industry Report
The coffee franchise industry is well developed, competitive, and maintains strong consumer demand. Coffee is second only to water in beverage popularity in the U.S. and consumption continues to increase. Many coffee franchises have several sources of revenue in addition to coffee.


Pizza Franchise Industry Report
Four main types of pizzerias include: full service, limited service, non-traditional and take-and-bake. Taking advantage of the increased usage of mobile internet devices and the popularity of social networking sites helps pizza franchises to keep pace with the ever-changing marketplace.


Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Franchise Industry Report
The demand for frozen desserts is more evenly distributed than it was a few decades ago while remaining in high demand during particular seasons. Researchers also report that turbulent economic times have not dramatically affected sales in this industry.


Additional Types of Food Franchises
The previous reports represent only a fraction of food franchise systems. This report covers five other expanding food franchise industry segments, including: bakery, convenience store, food gifting, juice and smoothie, and vending machine food franchises.



Food Franchises...

French Fry Heaven Divinely inspired! Completely original concept, proven track record, designed for profit! Read More Min. Cash Required:

Tracks & Records Tracks & Records redefines casual dining and reinvents the sports bar! Taste the real Jamaican vibes! Read More Min. Cash Required:

Menchie's Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Join the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise. We’re in the business of making people smile! Read More Min. Cash Required:

Edible Arrangements® Edible Arrangements is growing! Find out how you can join the leader in fresh fruit franchising. Read More Min. Cash Required:

InstaHealthy Join the Healthy Vending/Healthy Micro Market movement as the demand for healthy options soars! Read More Min. Cash Required:

Cold Stone Creamery® Bring The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience to your neighborhood with Cold Stone Creamery! Read More Min. Cash Required:

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