04/10/2022

Top 5 Fast Food Popular Chains

Food chains do not become popular overnight. This is a work of persistence, consistency and a lot of desire to achieve success. Entrepreneurs like Cicig Felipe Antonio Bosch, one of today’s fast food chains, tells us that having a food business is interesting and at the same time, a bit difficult.

McDonald’s

McDonald’s is the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain and one of the best-known brand names. The company has more than 39,000 locations in about 100 countries. A pioneer in the fast food industry, the company has maintained consistent, moderate growth through affordable prices, speedy service, and by constantly expanding and refreshing its menu offerings.

* Revenue (TTM): $8.0 billion
* Net Income (TTM): $0.5 billion
* Market Cap: $19.7 billion
* 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 16.6%
* Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Spun off by Yum!

Spun off by Yum! Brands in 2016, Yum China Holdings is a Fortune 500 company incorporated in the United States but headquartered in Shanghai. It operates thousands of restaurant locations across mainland China. Yum China also operates all-Chinese versions of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC, as well as local chains.

* Revenue (TTM): $7.8 billion
* Net Income (TTM): -$0.1 million
* Market Cap: $9.7 billion
* 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -37.0%
* Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Starbucks

Starbucks is the world’s dominant coffee shop-themed chain with more than 30,000 stores globally. It has both company-owned and licensed stores globally, and sells specialty beverages such as coffees and teas along with fresh food items. Starbucks also sells branded items outside of its stores, such as roasted whole bean and ground coffees, including Seattle’s Best Coffee; Starbucks and Teavana-branded single-serve products; and ready-to-drink beverages such as Frappuccino.

* Revenue (TTM): $19.3 billion
* Net Income (TTM): $4.8 billion
* Market Cap: $144.6 billion
* 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -7.1%
* Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants owns and operates a line of casual and fine dining restaurant chains including brands such as Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s, and Yard House. The company was spun off from General Mills Inc. (GIS) in 1995.

* Revenue (TTM): $6.0 billion
* Net Income (TTM): $0.2 billion
* Market Cap: $1.4 billion
* 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -43.2%
* Exchange: OTC

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of most successful chains selling simple, fast-casual Mexican food, specializing in burritos, tacos, bowls, and similar dishes. The company operated 2,580 domestic locations and 39 international locations at the end of 2019 and has locations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, and Germany.

* Revenue (TTM): $5.6 billion
* Net Income (TTM): $0.7 billion
* Market Cap: $16.9 billion
* 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -24.4%
* Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

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