CONSUMER PREFERENCE TOWARDS FAST FOOD OUTLETS
IN BANGALORE (NORTH ZONE)
INTRODUCTION OF FAST FOOD BUSINESS
Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with low quality preparation and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away. Outlets may be stands or kiosks, which may provide no shelter or seating, or fast food restaurants (also known as quick service restaurants). Franchise operations which are part of restaurant chains have standardized foodstuffs shipped to each restaurant from central locations. The capital requirements involved in opening up a fast food restaurant are relatively low. Restaurants with much higher sit-in ratios, where customers tend to sit and have their orders brought to them in a seemingly more upscale atmosphere may be known in some areas as fast casual restaurants. FAST FOOD INDUSTRY IN INDIA
INDIA – EMERGING MARKET FOR GLOBAL PLAYERS
The percentage share held by foodservice of total consumer expenditure on food has increased from a very low base to stand at 2.6% in 2001. Eating at home remains very much ingrained in Indian culture and changes in eating habits are very slow moving with barriers to eating out entrenched in certain sectors of Indian society.. The growth in nuclear families, particularly in urban India, exposure to global media and Western cuisine and an increasing number of women joining the workforce have had an impact on eating out trends. FACTS AND FIGURES
Fast food is one of the world’s largest growing food type. India’s fast food industry is growing by 40% a year and is expected to generate a...