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Top Ten Fast Food Chains In The World

Fast food is getting much more popularity and it has lots and lots of lover which includes children specially, and along with them a person of any age likes it somehow. There are lots of fast foods restaurants which are much popular nowadays. It has made life quite easy when you are not in a mood to cook visit any favorites or nearest fast food restaurants and fulfill your appetite. I believe fast food is only an appetizer and it completely lacks nutrition. This point is quite debatable but I am not going to discuss it here because it highly deviates from topic of this article. So, this article wholly and solely deals with a list of top 10 fast food chains in the world, globally which have gained much more popularity. For those who are desperately looking for something top ranked must read it. Fast food restaurants are also labeled as quick service restaurants as well. First of all have a look on list of top ten fast food chains in the world

List of Top Ten Fast Food Restaurants In The World:

Sr. No Name Of Restaurant Headquarter
1 McDonald’s Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.A
2 KFC 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A
3 Subway Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A
4 Pizza Huts 7100 Corporate Drive Plano, TX 75024, U.S.A
5 Starbucks Seattle, Washington, U.S.A
6 Burger King 5505 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami-Dade County, Florida U.S.A
7 Domino’s Pizza Domino Farms Office Park Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan U.S.A
8 Dunkin’ Donuts 130 Royall Street Canton, Massachusetts U.S.A
9 Dairy Queen Edina, Minnesota U.S.A
10 Papa John’s Pizza Jeffersontown, Kentucky U.S.A

10. Papa John’s Pizza:

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Papa John’s pizza is first fast foods chain which I am going to discuss and in ranking of top 10 fast food chains in U.S and World it’s on tenth number. It is known to be third largest fast food chain in United States according to a magazine known as Pizza Today. Papa John’s pizza headquarter is situated in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. And renowned slogan of this fast foods chain is “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza, Papa John’s pizza”. There are approximately 4,000 restaurants of this fast foods chain which are working throughout the world. Among these 4,000 most of them like 3200 are in United States and remaining restaurants are working in 32 countries.

9. Dairy Queen:

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Dairy Queen is next in my list of top ten fast food restaurants chains and it’s on ninth number in ranking. It is usually abbreviated as DQ. The owner of this fast food chain is International Dairy Queen, Inc which is simultaneously owner of Orange Julius as well as Karmelkorn. The Very first restaurant of Dairy Queen fast foods chain was opened in about 1940 at the place Joliet, Illinois. And corporate offices of Dairy Queen are present in Edina, Minnesota. And founder of Dairy Queen fast foods chain is John Fremont McCullough.

8. Dunkin’ Donuts:

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Dunkin’ Donuts is eighth one in list of top 10 fast food restaurants list in the world. In about 1946, founder of this fast foods chain Bill Rosenberg started delivering donuts along with coffee to workers of different workplaces. And he dared to open his first ever restaurant in 1950. It was in true senses overnight success for him. Then Rosenberg decided to sell its franchises and in 1955 first franchise of Dunkin’ Donuts was sold. Dunkin’ Donuts in 1970 went across the border and touches the earth of Japan. Currently there are about 6,000 Dunkin Donuts which are working worldwide in about 30 countries. And this fast foods chain reached to Pakistan in 2000 and its franchise was bought by Phoenix Foods (Pvt.) Ltd and its restaurants are in two main cities of Pakistan that are Lahore and Islamabad whereas restaurant of Dunkin’ Donuts is under control of IFL.

7. Domino’s Pizza:

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Next fast foods chain which I am going to discuss is Domino’s Pizza and it’s on seventh number in list of top 10 fast food restaurants in the world. It is basically an American restaurant chain along with worldwide pizza delivery Franchise Corporation whose headquarter is located at Domino Farms Office Park whose owner is named as Tom Monaghan. It is situated in Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan. It is considered as second largest pizza delivering chain in United States and it was initiated in 1960. Almost 10,000 restaurants and franchises belong to Domino’s Pizza and its restaurants are worldwide spread in about 70 countries. Bain Capital bought Domino’s Pizza in 1998 and eventually it became public in 2004.

6. Burger King:

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Burger King is my next under discussion fast food chain and it is ranked as sixth largest fast food chain among top 10 fast food chains in the world. Abbreviation of Burger King is BK and it is an international hamburger fast food chain whose headquarter is in unincorporated Miami-Dade Country, Florida, US. It was initiated as Insta Burger King in about 1953. After that this chain faced some financial crisis then it was bought by David Edgerton and James McLamore. And then it was renamed by them as only Burger King. Then its ownership again changed and was bought by TPG Capital, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Bain Capital in year 2002. At the end of last year it was reported that total number of fast food outlets of Burger King touched 13,000 figure and these are widely spread in about not less than 79 countries.

5. Starbucks:

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Starbucks is next under discussion and ranked as fifth largest fast foods restaurants chain. It is an international American based coffee company and its roots are in Seattle, Washington. It is considered as world’s largest coffeehouse company. Starbucks has 20,891 total numbers of outlets and these outlets are worldwide spread covering almost 62 countries. Among these  20,891 outlets 13,279 are in US, 989 in Japan, 806 in UK, 851 in China, 1324 in Canada, 377 in Mexico, 206 in Philippines, 556 in South Korea, 291 in Taiwan, 179 in Turkey, 167 in Germany and 171 in Thailand.  Starbucks has another credit of being a part of World Cocoa Foundation.

4. Pizza Hut:

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Pizza Hut also comes in list of top 10 fast food Restaurants in United States, and it comes on forth number in this list. It is an internationally known American based restaurant and has lots of franchises around the globe. It mainly focuses on variety of Pizza and along with this offers lots of dishes such as salad pasta, breadsticks, desserts, Buffalo wings and garlic bread. Basically it is a supplement of Yum! Brands Inc; which is a world top leading restaurant company. In year 2012 it was reported that almost 6000 Pizza Hut outlets are in US, and crossing the figure of 5139 in approximately 94 other countries.

3. Subway:

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Next fast food chain which I would like to discuss is Subway and in the list of top 10 fast food chains in the world it gained third position which means it is third largest fast food chain in the world. It is also American fast food restaurant whose primary focus or whose specialty is submarine sandwiches along with salads. And its ownership is by Doctor’s Associates, Inc. It is considered as most fast growing franchises around the globe and total number of outlets is 40855 and they are present in 105 countries almost. It is believed that it is world largest restaurant operator. Subway’s headquarter is situated in Milford, Connecticut.

2. KFC:

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KFC is next one under discussion and it is ranked as second largest fast food chain among top ten fast food restaurants. KFC is an abbreviation of Kentucky Fried Chicken but globally it is known by its abbreviation. KFC has specialty in fried chicken and KFC’s roots are present in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It has 18,000 restaurants in 120 countries of the world. It is also just like Pizza Hut and Taco Bell is a subsidiary of top leading restaurant company Yum! Brands.KFC is very first fast foods chain that gained its position internationally means it is a first to cross a border. In 1960s it opened its restaurants in Mexico, England and Jamaica. A founder of KFC is Harland Sanders.

1. McDonalds:

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Last but not the least fast food chain under discussion is McDonalds. It is considered as top leading fast food restaurants and gained top position in list of top 10 fast food chains in U.S and In World. It has a credit of providing service to 68 million customers on daily basis in about 119 countries of the world. McDonalds Company was initiated in 1940 and it’s rooted in United States ad it is operated and controlled by Richard and Maurice McDonald since 1948. Ray Kroc became a part of company in 1955 he purchased chain of McDonalds and focused on its worldwide growth. It mainly deals with hamburgers, chicken, breakfast items, cheeseburgers, soft drinks, desserts, French fries and milkshakes. With changing demands of customers McDonalds increases its items and added fish, smoothies, salads, wraps and fruit as well.

So, this was all about top 10 fast food chains in the world and U.S. All the major and important information regarding these top ten fast food restaurants are given in this article. This ranking is shown through chart which will be helpful in knowing about ranking, you can find it in a glance. Hope you will enjoy reading this article.

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