Report: Burger, sandwich chains lose market share

Report: Burger, sandwich chains lose market share

Fast-casual, coffee concepts gain favor among consumers, GE Capital, Franchise Finance finds

Sandwich and burger chains have lost some of their dominance over the past couple of decades amid the emergence of casual-dining restaurants, and then fast-casual and coffee concepts, according to the latest Chain Restaurant Industry Review from GE Capital, Franchise Finance.

In 1990, the first year GE published its annual look at the restaurant industry, sandwich chains — of which it includes burger concepts like McDonald’s and Burger King — represented nearly two-thirds, or 63

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