This particular case is about the implementation of the popular fast-food chain, Burger King, into the Japanese market. Despite its’ strong market position in other countries, Burger King has some difficulties to face within the Japanese market. In this report, my team and I will analyze Burger King’s current situation and problems and suggest alternatives. The situation at hand is Burger King’s downfalls within the competitive Japanese market. Burger King faces tremendous competition. McDonald’s controls half of the entire fast-food market in Japan having 2,000 outlets and generating $2.5 billion in sales. KFC has 1,040 stores making it number two in the fast-food market. The most effective way to analyze Burger King’s situation is through the SWOT analysis method. One of Burger King’s most important strengths is its strong market position. It is the second largest fast food chain in the world, trailing McDonald’s. There are 11,550 stores in 71 different countries. Its geographic diversification is a competitive advantage. Burger King’s slogan, “HAVE IT YOUR WAY,” and its’ famous “WHOPPER” brand are very recognized by all consumers. These two campaigns were created in the 70s and have stuck around ever since. Talking some numbers, between 2006 and 2008, the chain’s profitability increased from $170 million to $354 million. In 2010, $2.5 billion was expected to be made and Burger King was able to reach just those projections. Another strength is Burger King’s franchise development having 90% of its restaurants franchised. The franchise concept allowed the company to grow with minimal capital expenditure and receive royalties and fees. Burger King went above and beyond and created a new model of its restaurant to attract mo... ... middle of paper ... ...to appeal to that specific age range since it is limited in this country. Now that we know what the problem is, we are able to examine various options to fix the problem. The first and foremost approach Burger King can engage in is differentiation. They need to bring variety to their menu and include a plethora of healthy options. Obesity is rapidly growing especially within the United States, as well as, the amount of fast food chains. Burger King can set themselves aside from other chains by providing those healthy, yet delicious menu choices. For example, Burger King can introduce a children’s meal that provides a choice of fruit as their side and a healthy drink such as apple, orange, or pineapple juice. This would be appeal to parents of young children, especially when parents are in a big rush and look to fast-food restaurants for quick food fix.
Despite the economically uncertainty Pret A Manger keeps on thriving in the U.S. fast food market. It’s growing fast, with huge success. Pret is proving to the world its a big threat in the sandwich industry. In 2011, U.S. sales up 40% from the year before, “the company’s overall profits grew by 37% in 2010, and annual workforce turnover is only 60%, compared to fast food industry averages of 300-400%.” (Smart Advantage)
Wendy’s is one of the world’s third largest hamburger companies that is quick service. There are over 6,500 company and franchise restaurants worldwide. Wendy’s mission is to stand for honest food, higher quality, fresh wholesome food, prepared when you order it, prepared by Wendy’s kind of people, do it Dave’s Way, we don’t cut corners. This company believes in fresh and non-frozen products so the customers are satisfied and now they bought from an honest restaurant. The foundation believes in long term success that include there core values in every production. The core values are “Quality is our Recipe” “Do the Right Thing” and “Give Back”. Wendy’s focuses on the responsibility that the stakeholders are also the key to success.
When moving to a market with a consumer culture so different from the home market, a company must be careful to analyse its target audience in detail, to avoid and costly cultural faux pas. To get a good feel for the Japanese culture, a good place to start would be the experts in the cultural studies field. Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, created during his in depth GLOBE study of the cultures of the world, gives a good comparison between the priority differences between Japanese and English culture. A detailed analysis of the cultural differences will be given in the ‘Marketing Issues’ section of the report.
Since the fast food industry is targeting America’s youth, providing healthier options on children’s menus will reduce the rate of childhood obesity and allow for a healthy future.
The fast food restaurant industry, which includes quick-service and fast-casual restaurants, is highly segmented with the top 50 companies accounting for only 25% of the industry’s sales. The $120 billion industry includes over 200,000 restaurants with 50% of those specializing in hamburger entrees. (hoovers.com 2008) The major competitors in the industry include McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Subway, and KFC – Chick-fil-A’s major competitor in chicken sales. Chick-fil-A’s unique position in the market, specializing in chicken-based entrées, has lead to a competitive advantage which the company has been able to capitalize on. Recently, many competitors have added chicken entrees in order to compete in the market segment. Through marketing strategies and company initiatives, Chick-fil-A has tried to stay distant from competitors, offering a fresh alternative to the ordinary fast food restaurant.
Fast food restaurants are popular among the consumers nowadays. Many fast food restaurants are trying to serve the needs in the market as people seek for quick and convenient place to eat. Due to the fact that there are a huge amount of fast food chains available in the global market, fast food companies have to strive for success. Just by providing quick and convenient style of eating for the customers is not sufficient to stay competitive. This is why it is interesting to study and learn about a fast food company that stands out in such a competitive environment. What has KFC China been doing to become successful? What marketing strategies did they use to dominate the market? We shall find out in the following sections.
...us of McDonald’s also seem in other predominant countries. Germany’s beer, France’s croissant, Spain’s gazpacho, and Indonesia’s rice porridge and fried chicken. Proposing creative yet innovative menu is essential for fast food firms in order to survive in the market share war.
Now days , the customers so awareness of the fast food industries and its ingredients like no effected, no allergy, fresh, pure and others food which will be available on time in related area. Such sort of features are provided by burger fuel and the government policy of china is also welcoming to the foreign investor. It means the government policy is favorable for the foreign investor and franchisor. For instance, the competitors like burger kings, KFC are there in china. Therefore the burger fuel also enter into the Chinese market thorough the franchise and local partnership. Franchising is a rapidly increasing model for business expansion in the retail sectors like fast food industry and it is going to be making their own market in growing service sector of the Chinese economy in the years to come. The growth of modern retail trade has been the driving force behind it. The old age population are very low in china but the active population is very high at the age group 25-54 years is 47.2% (male 327,130,324/ female 313,029,536). Therefore, the target age group is18-35 years, employed and those people are eager to eat at outside. The burger fuel is also totally focus to
Subway is an American fast food restaurant franchise founded by Fred DeLuca and Peter Buck in 1965. Throughout the years, the company has gained substantial amount of growth in franchises and has become one of the largest single-brand restaurant chain in the world. Subway continues to display fierce commitment to provide a wide range of taste, healthier food choices while considering environmental footprint and creating a positive influence in the communities they serve. The objective of this report is to investigate and identify how Subway competes in the market through identifying the main performance objectives and examining the measures implemented within the operation, in order to maintain their desired level of performance. It will explore
CHANGING PREFRECE depended vastly on the fast food manus. For example we can mention about SALAD. Now salad was never considered as a part of fast food menu. But with the change of taste and preference, fast food chains like Windy, Taco Bell, and McDonald have introduced SALAD into their menus. This preference is not stopping only with salads. In 2002, McDonald’s introduced great tasting new products including premium salads, n salads plus menu; Chicken McNuggets made with white meat; Fish McDippers; Chicken Selects; and new breakfast offerings like the McGriddle sandwiches. Here as a fast food chain, McDonald did not have to introduce new dishes in their menus but with the impression and image in the market analysis, of increasing demand and chan...
In order to understand McDonald's structure and culture and why they continue to be the world's largest restaurant chain we conducted a SWOT analysis that allowed us to consider every dimension involved in the business level and corporate level strategies.
The first innovative strategy of KFC China is localizing the menu. Trying to sell the same products or services is a typical approach to most foreign expansion for franchise businesses (Bell, 2011). However, one-size fits all approach is not what KFC chooses to implement for their company. According to Shelman, the writer of the case study regarding KFC’s Explosive Growth in China, key success for KFC China is to change the menu to suit Chinese tastes and style of eating. “One of the lessons I take away from this case is that to do China, you have to do China”, says Shelman. KFC localizes their offerings and adapts their existing products to appeal to the Chinese customers’ needs. The menu features Chinese local food like egg and vegetables soup. Examples of innovative products are the Dragon Twister (chicken roll of old Beijing) and the glass jelly milk tea (Zhou...
For future trend and growing in this industry, understanding market trend and meet customer needs is very important. Innovation in using technology to automate process can drive food industry to better growth such as using robots. Continuously create unique products to attract customer, expertise strong branding and strategy marketing trend. Strongly adopted by KFC as KFC won marketing excellence award in year 2014 and has become one of the top players in the industry. KFC will continue to expand and create an excellent result with strategy business plan in future
Burger King’s core competency is fast food restaurant franchises specializing in made to order, flame-broiled hamburger sandwiches, particularly the “Whopper”. Using the strategy of industrial organization to capture market share Burger King offers a similar product (hamburgers) in a different way (flame-broiled). This strategy of product differentiation is part of the firm conduct category that Burger King uses to set itself apart from its competitors. In order to compete with its fast food competitors Burger King accentuates its core competencies in its marketing and product strategies, thereby leveraging market share.