Fast Food Trend Analysis by Evaluating Factors Leading to Customer Satisfaction

Mahnoor Farooqui, S Khuram Khan Alwi


A fast food restaurant is a growing business and with the time evolving the pattern of eating habits is changing. Therefore, many people have started opting for fast food which is an appealing phenomenon for them. This research is conducted to evaluate the pattern of fast food and the customer satisfaction encompassing various factors. The analysis of the customer satisfaction encompasses independent variables which leads to consumer satisfaction and showcases the fast food trend. It is Karachi centric; target sample is from South Urban Region by the customers.The variables of this study are Quality of Service, Pricing, Ambiance and Quality of Food which are considered as independent. Age and Gender are part of Demographics. According to the IBIS World report on “Industry Market Research Report 2018”, the Global Food Industry has grown over the period of five years despite the change in factors such as consumer tastes and a recovering global economy. With the increase in disposable income the spending increased by the consumers on luxuries such as dinning out. In result of this the fast food operators started to gain benefits by providing full-service restaurants. The trend of Five years revealed growth by 3.5% in the Global Fast Food industry by generating revenue of $668bn in 2018 (IBISWORLD 2018). Since the trend of five years revealed the growth in fast food restaurant chains similarly this research has revealed the trend of fast food restaurant in Karachi Urban South region. McDonalds and KFC are the most preferred fast food chains because their customers are satisfied with the ambiance, pricing and quality of food which drives them to opt for the particular restaurant. For the results generation regression analysis have been applied which revealed significance of three independent variables and the interferential and descriptive analysis have also been implied.

Keywords: customer satisfaction, price, quality of food, and ambiance

DOI: 10.7176/JMCR/55-06

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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