Key Industry Indicators

The Quick Service Restaurant Market

  • The quick service restaurant market is the largest generator of traffic in the commercial foodservice industry in Canada, representing 67.7% of all meals and snacks sold in industry and generating $26 billion in sales in 2016. (Source: NPD Group Canada)

Quick Service Restaurants

  • The quick service restaurant industry served 4.5 billion customers in 2016. (Source: NPD Group Canada)
  • Quick service restaurants have low meal prices with an average eater cheque size of $5.78. (Source: NPD Group Canada)
  • Chain brands dominate the quick service restaurant market in Canada accounting for 80% of all traffic. (Source: NPD Group Canada)

QSR Industry

  • The QSR Burger market in Canada generated sales of $8 billion in 2016, representing 31% of the total quick service restaurant market. (Source: NPD Group Canada)
  • The QSR Burger market in Canada consists of A&W, Burger King, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Harvey’s. Sales generated by these brands account for 95.8% of all QSR burger sales in Canada. (Source: NPD Group Canada)
  • A&W is the second largest QSR burger chain in Canada for share of traffic, dollars and locations in Canada. (Source: NPD Group Canada)

Food Service Industry Facts

  • Canada’s commercial foodservice industry has grown by 33% since 2010 from $49 billion in sales to $65 billion in 2016. (Source: Statistics Canada)

Looking Ahead

  • Canada’s economy is forecast to improve, growing from 1.4% in 2016 to 2.1% in 2017. Commercial foodservice sales are forecast to climb by 4.0% in 2017. (Source: Restaurants Canadas)