These Are The Ten Biggest Food Services Companies

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These Are The Ten Biggest Food Services Companies
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The food services industry includes the facilities that serve meals and snacks to customers for eating away from home. Thus, this industry includes fast food outlets, cafeterias, full-service restaurants and other establishments that prepare and sell food to the general public for a profit. It was one of the industries that suffered heavily last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is now slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels. Let’s take a look at the ten biggest food services companies.

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Ten Biggest Food Services Companies

We have used the latest available revenue numbers to rank the ten biggest food services companies. Following are the ten biggest food services companies:

  1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (>$3,000 million)

Founded in 1969, this company operates and develops restaurant and retail outlets. Year-to-date, its shares are up more than 4% but are down over 2% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $250 million in 2020, up from a loss of over $32 million in 2019. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) is headquartered in Lebanon, Tenn. and has over 70,000 employees.

  1. Brinker International (>$3,200 million)

Founded in 1975, this company owns, develops and franchises Chili's Grill and Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant brands. Year-to-date, its shares are down more than 12% and over 14% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $131 million in 2020, up from over $24 million in 2019. Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) is headquartered in Dallas and has over 56,000 employees.

  1. Domino's Pizza (>$3,600 million)

Founded in 1960, this company manages a network of company-owned and franchise-owned pizza stores. Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) has the following business segments: International Franchise, Supply Chain and U.S. Stores. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 24% but are down over 6% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $491 million in 2020, up from over $430 million in 2019. Domino's Pizza is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. and has over 13,000 employees.

  1. Bloomin' Brands (>$4,100 million)

Founded in 2006, this company acquires, operates, designs and develops restaurant concepts. Bloomin' Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BLMN) has the following business segments: U.S. and International. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 24% but are down over 6% in the last three months. It made a loss of over $158 million in 2020, compared to a profit of over $130 million in 2019. Bloomin' Brands is headquartered in Tampa, Fla. and has over 90,000 employees.

  1. Chipotle Mexican Grill (>$5,500 million)

Founded in 1993, this company develops and operates classically-cooked, real food without using artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) is popular for burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 32% and over 17% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $355 million in 2020, up from over $350 million in 2019. Chipotle Mexican Grill is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. and has over 80,000 employees.

  1. Yum! Brands (>$5,500 million)

Founded in 1938, it is a service restaurant company that develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has the following business segments: Pizza Hut Division, KFC Division, Taco Bell Division, and Habit Burger Grill Division. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 26% and over 6% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $900 million in 2020, down from over $1.2 billion in 2019. Yum! Brands is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. and has over 30,000 employees.

  1. Darden Restaurants (>$8,500 million)

Founded in 1938, it is a service restaurant company that offers restaurant services. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has the following business segments: LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Fine Dining, and Other Business. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 26% and over 6% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $632 million in 2020, up from a loss of over $49 million in 2019. Darden Restaurants is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and has over 184,000 employees.

  1. Yum China Holdings (>$8,700 million)

Founded in 1987, this company operates and manages restaurants and fast food chains. Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) has the following business segments: KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), Pizza Hut, and All Other Segments. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 4% but are down over 7% in the last three months. It made a profit of over $8.2 billion in 2020, down from over $8.7 billion in 2019. Yum China Holdings is headquartered in Shanghai (China) and has over 400,000 employees.

  1. McDonald's (>$21,000 million)

Founded in 1940, McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) operates and franchises restaurants that offer burgers, coffee, soft drinks and more items. It offers the following products: Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, McNuggets, wraps, McDonald's Fries and more. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 13% and over 4% in the last three months. McDonald's made a profit of over $4.7 billion in 2020, down from over $6 billion in 2019. McDonald's is headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill. and has over 200,000 employees.

  1. Starbucks (>$26,500 million)

Founded in 1985, this company makes, markets and sells specialty coffee. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) owns many popular brands: Teavana, Tazo Tea, Evolution Fresh and Seattle's Best. Year-to-date, its shares have returned more than 4%, but have lost over 5% in the last three months. Starbucks made a profit of over $928 million in 2020, down from $3.59 billion in 2019. Starbucks is headquartered in Seattle and has over 340,000 employees.

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