Burgers may be considered unhealthy by some, but over the past few years, their demand has risen significantly. People love to have burgers as a go-to snack or as a full meal too. With several fast-food restaurants opening up with their own variety of burgers, the burger market has become quite huge too. There are numerous food chains dedicated to the production and sales of burgers only. We can evaluate this further by analyzing burgers in terms of numbers.
Biggest Burger Chains in the World
The biggest burger chain in the world is Mcdonald’s which has more than 38,000 outlets with a revenue of more than $44,000 million. This is followed by Burger King having more than 18,000 outlets globally and revenue crossing $4000 million. Wendy’s is also close to Burger King with similar revenue but only around 7000 outlets. Other small players in the market include Sonic Drive-In, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, Whataburger, Hardee’s, Carl Junior, and Five Guys as well.
United States Most Favorite Burger Chains
While Mcdonald’s is the biggest burger chain in the world with the most revenue and share in the market, in the United States, things are a bit different. This is because a vast number of burger chains operate within the US and the taste of people has changed. 73% people chose In-and-Out Burger followed by Five Guys (68%), Culver’s (67%), Whataburger (58%), SmashBurger (54%), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (48%), Steak N Shake (46%), and Dairy Queen (41%). Other burger joints include Sonic Drive-In, Jack in the Box, and Wendy’s.
Most Popular Burger Toppings in the US as of 2020
Americans have a diverse taste when it comes to food. This is why so many burger toppings have been introduced to cater to the needs of the market. Among the top 5 burger toppings in the US as of 2020, there is Cheese, Ketchup, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Onions in the respective order. Other toppings that follow include Pickles, Mustard, Mushrooms, Fries, Thousand Island Dressing, Ranch, Egg, and many others as well as shown in the graph.
Top 10 Burger Chains Sales in the USA in 2018
The biggest burger chains have generated billions in terms of sales as well as profits from the US alone. This is because the USA is such a big market for fast food and the trend is also there. McDonald’s had $38,524 million in revenue. Wendy’s and Burger King are close competitors and have sales revenue of $9,993 million and $9,950 million respectively. Other companies have a significantly lower share in the market which include Sonic Drive-In, Jack in the Box, Whataburger, Hardee’s, Five Guys, Culver’s, and Carls. Jr.
US Burger Restaurant Industry Market Size Yearly Trend
The US Burger market industry has stayed consistent over the past few years with a few fluctuations noticed in recent years. There was a gradual increase in the US Burger Restaurant Industry over a period of 10 years between 2011 and 2021. In 2011, it was around $105 million which increased to almost $118 million by 2021. A fall is seen during 2020 mainly because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Beef Production in the US in Billion Pounds
As per studies, it has been found out that America has one of the highest production of beef. Although the figure has stayed fair with minor ups and downs in the 21-year period between 2000 and 2021, it is still quite high. Most of it is ground beef that is later on used in making burgers. In 2000, this amount was around $26.9 billion pounds. In 2020, this amount is slightly high at 27.17 billion pounds.