Eating out may became a habit for some of us as the fast food industry is on the rise. Sometimes improved with addictive chemicals that taste good, fast food restaurants have become more and more poplar. The fast food generation tends to raise the overweight population level as consuming fast food is one of the main reasons for obesity. The stores on the other hand are making millions off the hungry citizens and provide fresh fast food every day. Here are the top 10 most popular food franchises over the world:
The main attraction of this fast food restaurant was roast beef. The franchise was founded in 1964 in Ohio by Leroy and Forest Raffel, also known as the Raffel Brothers. The restaurant represents one of the first of its kind that introduced a light menu in 1991 by adding four salads and three sandwiches to their list. It was called a light menu because it contained less than 400 calories. The current number of people working at Arby’s is 82.000.
9. Sonic Drive-In
The most appreciated item on their menu is the Junior Deluxe Burger. The restaurant chain has now more than 3.561 stores in the USA, being famous for it’s burger as well as for the roller skate serving. Being one of the fastest drive-in restaurants, Sonic Drive-In feed millions of Americans every day. You can actually ask to mix drink in order to created new flavors. Their menu contains a very large variety of delicious foods, drinks and deserts.
8. Taco Bell
Another famous fast food restaurant is Taco Bell. The headquarters are situated in USA and it is mainly operated from Irvine, California. As the name give out, you can buy amazingly delicious tacos, the restaurant being particularly popular for the Mexican menus that contain quesadillas, nachos, tacos and burritos. The number of taco bell restaurants has reached 6.000 worldwide as their employee number is more than 143.000. So if you are in the mood for Mexican tonight, Taco Bell is the place to go to.
7. Domino`s Pizza
Buying a 500$ a pizza store turned out be to a good investment as since 1960 James and Tom Monaghan have transformed the store into a worldwide knows fast food franchise. Tom is actually the owner who named the restaurant Domino`s Pizza as it’s previous name was Dominick’s. Today the franchise owns 8.000 stores in 50 countries with a total number of 140.000 employers. Many of the customers come to Domino`s Pizza to enjoy a tasty pizza a couple of days a week.
Being one of the first fast food restaurants that invented the serving for drivers, the good food and the serving method attracted hundreds of customers. Wendy’s now owns more than 9.900 restaurants and has 58.000 employees. The business was opened in the year 1969 by Dave Thomas, who named the restaurant after his daughter. The drive through window system was invented in 1970 and was the major reason why the restaurant became so famous, the number of sales registering a fantastic increase after that year.
Owning more than 11.000 restaurants in no less than 80 countries and having no less than 750.000 employees, the restaurant was initially founded in the year 1930 by Colonel Sanders. He then sold the business in 1964 for no less than $2million. Kentucky Fried Chicken first restaurant was opened in a gas station in Kentucky, thus the name. The restaurant chain was also famous because the menu contained a special sauce made from 13 different spices and herbs.
4. Burger King
Burger King is a restaurant inspired by the hamburger stand that McDonald brothers have owned. This restaurant is well known for its onion rings and various tasty burgers. Many people think that there is a constant battle between McDonald`s and Burger King but I think those restaurants deliver different type of food and menus so there can not be any competition. Burger King owns 11.000 restaurants in 65 countries and 11 million customers are served by 340.000 employees every day.
3. Pizza Hut
The business was started back in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney from Wichita, Kansas. The headquarters are now located in Dallas having more than 12.500 stores in 100 countries and 140.000 employers all over the world. Is you are in the mood for pizza then we offer you this second choice (besides Domino’s Pizza). The annual profit of Pizza Hut is probably more than combined income of its competitors.
If you want some healthy food on the goo then Subway is the place for you. The business owns more than 27.000 restaurants in 85 different countries and it was founded by Fred DeLuca in 1965, age 17 at that time. Now the business is the second most popular food franchise of the moment. Their main attraction consists of salads and sandwiches, Subway being the healthiest place where you can eat, rated on our list.
Despite the fact that the food served at this particular chain of restaurants is not the healthiest on the list, McDonald`s has more employees than the number of U.S army soldiers. The business was founded back in 1940 when Mac and Dick McDonald joined forces and created a barbecue drive in. Because of it’s number of restaurants (31.000 restaurants) and the immense number of customers served every day, McDonald`s has a huge annual profit ($21 billion) and wins the number 1 place on our list.