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The Most Successful Fast Food Chains Around the World

The business model of a fast food restaurant is usually simpler than other kind of businesses. Most of the people opt to open a restaurant that serves fast food and snacks because things appear to be more manageable and less complex than other fields. As we all know, foodies are found in every corner of the world and definitely when someone serves them fresh burgers and tasty sandwiches, they are surely going to taste them.

However, the retention of customers depends on the quality and quantity of the food that is being served. Another thing that is strongly associated with the success of a restaurant is its branding. Nowadays, it has been made a common practice that while starting with their restaurant business, people acquire the franchises of existing well-known brands in food industry for a favorable initiation of the process. Whether it is about their taste, service or popularity; the names of the fast food chains that are going to be appear in this article are doing extremely well in food industry on a global scale.

Mc Donald’s

Mc Donald’s logo

Richard and Maurice McDonald founded Mc Donald’s restaurant in the year 1940. Back in the old days people were in love with the hamburgers that were served to them by Mc Donald’s and it caused this fast food restaurant to gain popularity with in no time. In 1953, Mc Donald’s franchise was used for the very first time. Since its inception the branch network of this fast food chain is ever expanding and now it has over 36,000 outlets in almost 120 countries and serves almost 68 million customers daily.


It all started small in the year 1968 when a small sandwich shop was renamed as “Subway”. However now it has presence in about 107 countries, and stands one of the fastest-growing franchises in the world. It is this fast food restaurant that offer its customers across the globe with over 38 million of subway sandwiches options available.

It is another brand of American origin but its exceptional taste and service has turned it into a success story and an inspiration for the other related food businesses to follow. The name of Subway has been mentioned in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 franchises list owing to the success and popularity that this fast food chain has acquired over the course of time.


Yes, let’s talk KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken, a restaurant that is greatly loved by a large number of people living around the world. Harland Sanders was the man who founded KFC in the year 1930 in Kentucky. He had gone through a lot of hardships in his life but finally at the age of 40, his idea worked out as he came up with an amazing fried chicken recipe and it was this creation that brought a revolution in the fast food industry around the world and transformed his restaurant in international fast food chain.

Now KFC serves millions of customers all over the world at about 20,000 of its outlets in over 120 countries. However most of the people didn’t know about the signature of product of KFC which is pressure fried chicken pieces.

Pizza Hut

First Pizza Hut Outlet | Wikipedia

Pizza hut undoubtedly holds the title of the largest pizza delivery service in the world. It has a signature taste and toppings that it offers in almost every part of the world and apart from that it has developed diversified specialties in terms of taste and flavors depending on the region of its existence. It was this restaurant that was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney in Wichita Kansas.

Like KFC, Pizza hut is also a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc. Pizza hut now has over 16,000 branches worldwide and like all the other brands, it serves millions of customers every day. So, next time when you will be ordering a pizza from Pizza hut you would realize that how long it has journey from its early history to the modern day just to get to your table.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donut logo

Did someone say donut? Yes, we are about to reveal some amazing facts about your all-time favorite restaurant “Dunkin’ Donut”. This internationally recognized Donut Company was also founded in the United States. It has been accumulating success since its very first day of operation and has become one of the largest fast food chains that produce coffee and baked items.

The donuts that they serve are really irresistible and sell hundreds of millions of donuts and other items every day. Apart from their main attraction that is obviously donuts, they prepare a diverse line of products that include different kind of hot and cold beverages and many other delicious sweet treats.

The breakfast combos they offer comprises scrumptiously filling sandwiches paired with donuts and beverages such as tea or coffee depending on their availability or consumer preferences. Dunkin’ donut has over 12,000 outlets and has existence in more than 35 countries in different regions of the world. So, now you know the bigger picture about the donuts you enjoy the most.


Burger King

Burger King Logo

Let’s talk about another fast food restaurant that originated in the United States. Burger King was founded in the year 1953 as InstaBurger King that was situated in Jacksonville, Florida. However just one year after it was established, this brand ran into financial crises, it was overtaken by David Edgerton and James McLamore and was rebranded as Burger King. This restaurant has almost 16,000 outlets and countless privately owned franchises.

Millions of customers around the world happily eat burgers and other delicious meals from Burger King. It is this popularity that has made majority of the franchisees of this fast food chain into larger corporation.  It does not only deal in Burgers but this restaurant is serving people with some of the most delicious sandwiches from decades and has an interactive way to promote their products and meals.


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