Top 10 Fastfood Chains In the World

People can’t live without fastfood chains. This is an understatement if you consider the fact that there is a fastfood chain in every corner of every street, anywhere in the world. Are you curious to know the top 10 fastfood chains in the world? Here is our list:


10. Domino’s Pizza

Brand Value: $1.6 Billion

Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is another pizza restaurant dominating the international franchising scene. It has its headquarters in Michigan and ranks in second in the top pizza chains in the United States, after Pizza Hut. It has 10,000 stores in 70 countries. Its current owner is Bain Capital and is publicly traded as NYSE: DPZ. Domino’s pizza has varying menu depending on its region and location. In the US, it is known for its Italian American pizza variations and side dishes. It is known for its custom pizzas where customers can choose different crusts and pizza toppings. Menus can also come with pasta, sandwiches, desserts, and bread bowls.

9. Dunkin’ Donuts

Brand Value: $1.7 Billion

Dunkin' Donut
Dunkin Donuts is a doughnut house and coffeshop chain based in Massachusetts. It was founded by William Rosenberg in 1950.  It has been tagged as the largest baked goods chain in the world with over 11,000 branches in over 30 countries. It has a very intensive menu with over 1000 items including various types of doughnuts, baked goods and bagels. It also comes with many options for hot and iced beverages. Some of its competitors in the market are Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Honey Dew Donuts. It is known for its munchkins, muffins and glazed doughnuts.

8. Wendy’s

Brand Value: $2.4 Billion


Another hamburger franchise is Wendy’s. Founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Ohio, it now has 6,650 branches. It has recently merged with Triarc, which Arby’s parent company. It still has its headquarters in Dublin. Wendy’s menu is composed of hamburgers of many variations, chicken subs, beverages and French Fries. It is world famous for Frosty, a cold beverage that is almost ice-cream like. Its signature item is also its square, fresh hamburger patties- instead of round frozen ones. Other hot items in the menu are Dave’s Hot N Juicy, Big Classic and Baconator.

7. Papa John’s Pizza

Brand Value: $2.8 Billion

Papa John's Pizza

Papa John’s ranked fourth in the list of largest pizza chain in the US. It now has 4,000 locations all over the globe. It is founded in 1984 and has its headquarters in Kentucky. It is famous for its hand tossed, original crust pizza topped with all natural sauces. It also comes with fresh cut veggies and premium meat. Papa John’s is also involved in animal welfare awareness and other nonprofit charities including the Boy Scouts of America.

6. Burger King

Brand Value: $4.8 Billion

Burger King

Burger King or BK rivals McDonalds in the hamburger fast food industry. It is founded in 1953 in Florida. It has gone four ownerships and is now traded as NYSE: BKW. It has over 13,000 outlets in almost 80 countries, 99% of which are privately operated and owned. Burger is the main dish among the men. The brand is world famous for its grilled burgers. It is particularly popular for the Whopper, the chain’s signature burger. It also offers sodas, French fries and milk shakes. The food company is currently owned by 3G Capital.

5. Pizza Hut

Brand Value: $5.5 Billion

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is a pizza restaurant chain that offers pizza, pasta, chicken, and other side dishes. It has over 6,000 outlets in the United States alone and over 5,000 branches in other countries. Its concept is a family restaurant with dine in locations and store front delivery. It is a fusion of dine in, delivery and a carry out restaurant. It offers full sized, family pizza and is also known for its all you can eat pizza. Other branches will have bistro and red roof concepts that allow them to expand their menu.

4. Subway

Brand Value: $5.7 Billion


Subway is a popular fastfood offering submarine sandwiches and salads. It has over 42,000 restaurants all over the world. It is headquartered in Connecticut with regional offices in Amsterdam, Australia, and New Zealand. It is world famous for the Subway Club 6 inch sandwich and other types of large sized subs including the Italian BMT and BLT. It also offers other sandwich options like roasted chicken, tuna, meatball marina, steak and cheese, and veggie delight. It also sells muffins, flatbreads, and breakfast sandwiches. You can even order Seattle’s Best Coffee in some of its branches.

3. KFC

Brand Value: $9.7 Billion


Finger-licking KFC chicken is a world hit. Kentucky Fried Chicken started out humbly in Louisville founded by Harland Sanders. Sanders is a businessman who started out his restaurant by the roadside in Corbin during the Great Depression. He then grew the business using the franchising concept and established a great rivalry in the dominant hamburger franchise trend. He branded KFC with Colonel Sanders, who was a great history icon. It was the first fast food chain to reach Mexico, United Kingdom, and Jamaica during the 1960s. It is world famous for its pressured-fried chicken coated with the famous 11 secret herbs and spices. KFC also coined ‘the  bucket’ made from cheap cardboard with side dishes such as coleslaw, wraps, and salads.

2. Starbucks

Brand Value: $17.1 Billion


Starbucks created a global coffee company that made everybody instant coffee lovers. It is based in Seattle with over 23,300 stores all over the globe. It has more than 13,000 store locations in the United States alone. It serves both hot and cold coffee beverages with whole bean coffee. It also serves teas and pastries. There are also pre-packaged food items ready to be served. Customers also go for Starbucks merchandise which includes tumblers and mugs at premium prices. Starbuck products such as coffee beans and ice cream can also be brought from grocery stores.

1. McDonald’s

Brand Value: $37.4 Billion


McDonald is by far the biggest hamburger chain in the world with more than 35,000 branches in almost 120 countries. It was founded in the United States by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonalds whose original concept was a barbecue restaurant. However, it was businessman Ray Kroc who catapulted their success in the franchise business and created billions of profit out of the brand. Kroc eventually bought the franchise rights from the brothers and created a global food business out of it.