Top quick-service restaurants in 2008 – Industry data

24 October 2008 by
Top quick-service restaurants in 2008 – Industry data

Yum! remained the largest operator of quick-service restaurants in 2008 with 1,389 KFC and Pizza Hut outlets.

Its addition of an extra 427 stores allowed Subway to knock McDonald's from second to third position with its 1,306 outlets. The group was last year's fastest grower, when it opened 314 new branches to climb from fifth to third position.

The McDonald's estate increased by a net four outlets to 1,251.

These facts and figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2008, published by the British Hospitality Association.

The full report (which is free to BHA members) can be bought for £250 (for the printed version) or £200 (for a PDF file). Prices are progressively discounted as the year moves on. For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact

View the leading quick-service restaurant groups from the 2007 report >> View the leading quick-service restaurant groups from the 2006 report >>


Owner2008 outlets2007 outlets2006 outletsSelected brands
1Yum!](,389 1,377 1,304 [KFC](, [Pizza Hut](
2[Subway]( 1,306 879 565 Subway
3[McDonald's](,251 1,247 1,242 McDonald's
4[Burger King]([]( 638 634 Burger King
5[SSP]( 639 706 Upper Crust, Millies Cookies
6[Domino's]( 470 380 Domino's
7[Lyndale Foods]( 205 123 120 Sayers
8[Greggs]( 167 165 216 Baker's Oven
9[Prêt à Manger]( 180 147 Prêt à Manger
10[Baskin Robbins]( 150 153 Baskin Robbins
11[O'Brien's]([]( 69[]( 151 O'Brien's
12Smartfirst[]( 94 106 [Perfect Pizza ](
13[Millie's Cookies]( 102 - - Millie's Cookies
14[Papa John's]([]( 87 111 Papa John's
15[EAT ]( 90 - - EAT
16Cooplands[72 72 - Cooplands
17Peter's71 71 - Peter's
Source: Horizons
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