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 69.6% of all meals and snacks sold in industry and generating $28 billion in sales in 2018. (Source: NPD Group Canada)

Quick Service Restaurants

  • The quick service restaurant industry served 4.6 billion customers in 2018. (Source: NPD Group Canada)
  • Quick service restaurants have low meal prices with an average eater cheque size of $6.11. (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 $9 billion in 2018, representing 33% 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 97% 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 14% since 2012 from $46.5 billion in sales to $52.8 billion in 2018. (Source: Statistics Canada)

Looking Ahead

  • Commercial foodservice sales are forecast to climb by 4.4% in 2019. (Source: Restaurants Canadas)