20 Trending Fast Food Businesses [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Fast Food Business

Fast food kiosks utilize ordering kiosks where patrons order food before taking a seat. The business model cuts the wait times by offering faster service and sending orders directly to the kitchen.

Starting a food kiosk allows you to reach a wider audience and comes with a reduced burden on staff. Therefore, food kiosks are a low-expense business with the potential to generate higher profits.

Looking for some examples of a fast food business?

Interested in case studies of a successful fast food business? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. MrBeast YouTube Channel

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Wichita, KS, USA


2. Shake Shack

How much they make:
Where they're located: New York, NY, USA
Current team size: 3386


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4. FSSAI Application Registration

Website traffic: 50K/month


5. Lizza (DE/AT)

Low Carb Pizza, Pasta, Wraps und Brot aus Leinsamen. Bis zu 90% reduzierte Kohlenhydrate. Glutenfrei. Vegan. Bio. Laktosefrei. Für gesunde und bewusste Ernährung. Einfach online bestellen.

Website traffic: 60K/month


6. EB Food

From western food to dim sum, EB Frozen Food has everything you need to equip you with delicious frozen delights. They are all Halal too!

7. Aybla Grill

How much they make:
Where they're located: Portland, OR, USA
How much did it cost to start: $20K


8. Printed Food Wraps

Specialist producers of printed food wraps for the US market. Express delivery, short runs, low prices.


9. History of Fast Food


10. Hillside Pizza

We are a local company with three restaurants, a fundraising program, and a frozen pizza line


11. The Vet Chef

Veteran Owned Mexican Food Truck. Seattle’s Food Truck Created By Veterans, For Veterans

How much they make:
Where they're located: Seattle, WA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $41.2K


12. Guzman Y Gomez


14. Ooni Pizza Ovens

Cook authentic, delicious pizza at home, right in your backyard with Ooni Pizza Ovens. World's No1 gas and wood fired portable pizza ovens, cooking accessories and recipes.

Where they're located: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Website traffic: 1.48M/month


15. Whataburger

Website traffic: 1.64M/month

16. Frito Lay

From summer barbecues to family gatherings to time spent relaxing at the end of a long day, Frito-Lay snacks are part of some of life's most memorable moments. And maybe even brightens some of the most mundane. We invite you to learn more.

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Website traffic: 400K/month

17. Pasta Evangelists

Pasta Evangelists deliver fresh, restaurant-quality pasta recipe boxes across the UK, so you can make 5* gourmet pasta in minutes.


18. Wetzel's Pretzels

Wetzels Pretzels is a popular snack franchise founded in 1994 by Rick Wetzel and his wife Elise. The company specializes in soft pretzels and has over 300 locations worldwide. The business revenue is estimated to be over $50 million annually. They cater to a wide range of customers looking for a quick and tasty snack. The company's success can be attributed to their simple yet delicious product offerings and strong marketing strategies.

Where they're located: Jahra, Kuwait


19. Urban Smokehouse

How much they make: $1.5M/year
Where they're located: New York, NY, USA
How much did it cost to start: $15K
Current team size: 5

How We Hit Our Goal Within 24 Hours On Kickstarter And Raised $30K+ Worth of Preorders

Andrew Buehler launched Urban Smokehouse, the world’s first digitally native BBQ brand, through a Summer Kickstarter campaign, raising over $30,000 in pre-orders; since then, the company has achieved monthly sales of over $5,000 split between their website and in-person pop-ups and events, relying heavily on word of mouth and organic social media.

Andrew started Urban Smokehouse over 1 year ago
Andrew grew the business to $125K/month
It cost Andrew $15000 to start the business
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20. Moto Pizza

We take our pizza craft seriously so by the time it gets to you, it’s one big lovefest. So grab a loved one, friend, or make a new one.