6 Largest Fast Food Chains in the World

Feeling hungry and finding nothing to eat around you is the poorest problem while travelling. Thanks to the fast food services McDonald's, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza available across the world. Followings are 6 largest fast food services across the world.

1. McDonald’s

McDonald's (or simply McD or Micky D's) is an American hamburger and fast food restaurant chain. It was founded in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, they reorganized their business as ahamburger stand, using production line principles. The first McDonald's franchise using the arches logo opened in Phoenix, Arizona in 1953. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955 and subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers. Based in Oak Brook, Illinois, McDonald's confirmed plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by early 2018.

2. Papa John’s Pizza

Papa John's Pizza is an American restaurant company. It runs the third largest take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States, with headquarters in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville. The Papa John's restaurant franchise was founded in 1984. This service is available in 34 countries in total. Out of 4000 restaurants of Papa John’s, 3200 are situated in the United States. Today, over 205000 employees work in Papa John’s and have net revenue of $1.4 billion.

3. Dairy Queen

With service available in 6000 locations across the world, Dairy Queen often abbreviated DQ, is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. International Dairy Queen, Inc. also owns Orange Julius and Karmelkorn. The first DQ restaurant was located in Joliet, Illinois. It was operated by Sherb Noble and opened for business on June 22, 1940. It served a variety of frozen products, such as soft serve ice cream. The company's corporate offices are located in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, Minnesota. The stores of DQ also serve burgers, french fries, processed fried chicken, frozen treats and hot dogs.

4. Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts is an American global donut company and coffeehouse based in Canton, Massachusetts, in Greater Boston. Founded in 1950 by Sir Dunkin of Donut in York, England, Dunkin’ Donuts operates in 36 countries and have 12000 restaurants in total. The chain's products include donuts, bagels, other baked goods, and a wide variety of hot and iced beverages. Before 1990, Dunkin' Donuts' primary competitor was Mister Donut, but in February of that year Mister Donut was acquired by Dunkin' Donuts' owner Allied-Lyons. After the acquisition of Mister Donut by Allied-Lyons, all Mister Donut stores in North America were offered the chance to change their name to Dunkin' Donuts. As of 2014, Dunkin' Donuts is owned by Dunkin' Brands Inc., which also owns Baskin-Robbins and previously owned the Togo's chain.

5. Domino’s Pizza

Domino's Pizza Inc. is the second largest pizza delivery service in US having 10000 stores in total across 70 countries. The corporation is headquartered at the Domino Farms Office Park Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan, United States, near Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was founded in the United States in 1960. In March 2017, Domino's announced a pilot project in Dutch and German cities using ground drones to deliver food within a one-mile radius of stores in partnership with Starship Technologies.

6. Burger King

Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in Florida and founded in 1953 as InstaBurger King, this global chain of hamburger service has 13000 restaurants in 79 countries across the world. It is the third largest burger chain service in United Sates. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties in 1954, its two Miami-based franchisees David Edgerton and James McLamore purchased the company and renamed it "Burger King".
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