Employees per establishment in the U.S. fast food industry from 2004 to 2018

This statistic shows the number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018. In 2018, it was forecasted that there would 15.28 fast food restaurant employees per establishment.

Fast food employees - additional information

The number of fast food employees per establishment in the United States has decreased year-on-year, and the number was set to dwindle further until 2018. The total number of employees in the U.S. fast food industry was forecasted to rise to approximately 3.78 million in 2018. The industry’s revenue per employee was also forecasted to reach over 55 thousand U.S. dollars in 2018.

In 2017, the U.S. fast food industry is expected to spend more than 50 billion U.S. dollars on employee wages. That year, the average wage for a fast food worker is expected to be roughly 13.36 thousand dollars. Wages had declined in previous years, but they were forecasted to increase steadily from 2015 to 2018.

In 2017, industry revenue is expected to rise above 200 billion U.S. dollars. By far the largest fast food brand was McDonald’s with a market share of 17 percent. Yum! Brands followed with 10.8 percent. The leading five brands accounted for 41.1 percent of the entire U.S. fast food industry in 2015.

Number of employees per establishment in the United States fast food restaurant industry from 2004 to 2018*

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Source

Release date

May 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The fast food industry is composed of restaurants where patrons pay before eating. Purchases may be consumed on-site, taken out or delivered. The data for 2014 to 2018 represent a forecast.

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