Not be McDonald’s or KFC, the top 1 in fast-food world belongs to Subway, whose name is quite strange.
1. Subway: The leading chain of fast-food
This enterprise was established by Fred Deluca. Subway is one of the fastest growing fast-food chains in the world when it is present in 102 different countries. It primarily sells sandwiches and salads in more than 25,000 stores in the US, 12,016 others outside the national borders. In emerging markets, Subway has 2,987 stores.
2. Mc Donald’s
Although ranked second in terms of number of stores, McDonald’s ranked first in Hamburger items in 119 different countries. Founded in 1940, the company now has 14,098 stores in the US, 19,412 stores in other countries, including 5,942 stores in emerging markets.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, besides the staple chicken, KFC also sells Humburger, salads, French fried chicken and more. In the US, the company currently has 4,780 stores, meaning that the number of stores in foreign countries is also more than in the locality with 12,621 stores.
StarBucks not only is the most famous for its coffee, but it also serves cakes and snacks to customers . This chain currently has branches in 62 different countries, of which the US market alone has 10,821 stores – accounting for two thirds of the total.
5. Pizza Hut
The brand is very popular with young people. Since its founding in 1958, the company has been present in 94 different countries – including 7,600 stores opened in the US. Pizza Hut’s main business is Pizza, in addition to bread, pasta, salads and other snacks.
6. Burger King
Burger King has been a familiar name in the US fast food market since 1953. Currently, its chain of stores has expanded to 73 different countries, in addition to 7,212 stores in home.
7. Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded by William Rosenberg in 1950, Dunkin ‘Donuts is a famous company for donuts and coffee. They are competing directly with StarBucks and Krispy Kreme. With more than 1,000 different types of bread, the company is headquartered in Caton, Massachusetts, this is present in 32 countries, including 3,068 stores outside the United State as well.
8. Domino Pizza
The company has now expanded its business model into 70 different countries. Besides, they also has a fairly balanced number between inside and outside the US – 4,907 and 4,835 stores, respectively.
9. Baskin Robbins
Baskin Robbins was founded in 1945 by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, based in Caton, Massachusetts. This is a chain of restaurants specializing in ice cream products with 2,547 stores in the US as well as 4,254 other stores abroad. It also has 1,279 stores in emerging markets.
Wendy’s is one of the largest fast-food chains about hamburger in the world. It was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and headquartered in Ohio, USA. Outside the border of the flag of origin, Wendy’s has only about 700 shops – quite different from the domestic market.