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FIGURE 6-3 Restaurant/foodservice sales in 2008.

FIGURE 6-3 Restaurant/foodservice sales in 2008.

SOURCE: National Restaurant Association, 2008.

TABLE 6-6 Top Restaurant/Foodservice Companies

Company Name

2005 Sales (billions of U.S. dollars)

McDonald’s Corp.

26.9

Yum! Brands

17.4

Wendy’s International, Inc.

8.0

Burger King

7.9

Doctor’s Associates, Inc.

7.2

Starbucks Corp.

5.8

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

4.8

Allied Domecq

4.5

Applebee’s International, Inc.

4.2

Brinker International

4.2

SOURCE: Martinez, 2007.

companies, as reported by Martinez (2007) on the basis of sales, are shown in Table 6-6, with the top companies reflecting fast food operations. According to USDA estimates, full-service and fast food restaurants account for more than 77 percent of away-from-home food sales.32

Commercial operations are open to the public such as fast food and fine dining restaurants. Commercial operations can be further classified as in-

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Available online: http://ers.usda.gov/Briefing/FoodMarketingSystem/foodservice.htm (accessed August 1, 2009).



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