China Foodservice Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

China foodservice market is segmented by Type as FuFull-service Restaurant, Self-service Restaurant, Fast Food, Street Stalls and Kiosks, Cafe and Bars, 100% Home Delivery Restaurants; by Structure as Independent Retail Stores, Chained Retail Stores; by Distribution Channel as Eat-In, Drive-Through, Take-Away, Home Delivery.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.3 %

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Market Overview

The Chinese foodservice market is projected to reach USD 1144.23 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period.

The increasing demand for home delivery and foodservice providers is expected to drive the market studied. Increasing health consciousness and growing incidence of obesity among the Chinese population are likely to hinder the growth of the market studied. Market players are introducing new and innovative healthy food, with organic and natural ingredients, in an attempt to overcome the challenges previously faced by the players in the industry. Whereas, full-service restaurant is the dominant segment and is expected to remain so throughout the forecast period. However, the home delivery/takeaway segment is projected to record the fastest growth over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The Chinese foodservice market is segmented by structure, as independent consumer foodservice and chained consumer foodservice. The market segmentation, by type, is categorized as full service restaurants, self-service restaurants, fast food, street stall and kiosks, cafe and bar, and 100% home delivery.

By Structure
Independent Consumer Foodservice
Chained Consumer Foodservice
By Type
Full-service Restaurant (FSR)
Quick service Restaurant
Fast Food
Cafe and Bar
100% Home Delivery Restaurant

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Key Market Trends

Rapid Expansion of Global Foodservice Brands

Yum! Brands is the largest foodservice provider in China, with popular brands, such as KFC, Pizza Hut, and Little Sheep, embarking on huge expansion plans across the country, to effectively penetrate their presence in the developing cities, such as Guiyang, Xian Yang, and Hengyang. Whereas the companies, such as McDonald’s and Starbucks Corporation, are also undertaking expansion plans, rolling out innovative menus, and enhancing their portfolio, in order to gain a stronghold in this lucrative market. The effective market penetration of such global giants is further strengthened by the robust growth of online food delivery platforms, such as and Meituan Waimai.


Growth in 100% Home Delivery Restaurants

The 100% home delivery is likely to register a significant growth in China, as online ordering reduces the waiting time for customers. Global food chains, such as Pizza Hut Delivery and Domino’s Pizza, are improving their business models in the process, to bring in orders through official websites at any point of time. Many players in China have partnered with websites, such as,, and, which provide full menus from various restaurants, as well as ordering and home delivery services that consumers can access from their smartphone, with the rise in the advent of digitalization.

Independent restaurants offering home delivery are also quickly gaining popularity in China, especially among busy urbanites and may become an important service that is used to differentiate the existing establishments, by providing more value to the consumers.



Competitive Landscape

The Chinese foodservice market is highly fragmented, with the presence of numerous local players. A few of the local players, who hold a prominent market share are Xiao Wei Yang Chained Food Service Co. Ltd, China Quanjude (Group) Co. Ltd, Ting Hsin International Group, South Beauty, etc. Global players, such as Yum! Brands, hold a prominent share, as there is an increased inclination toward pizza and other North American fast food. 

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

    4. 1.4 Research Phases



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Structure

      1. 5.1.1 Independent Consumer Foodservice

      2. 5.1.2 Chained Consumer Foodservice

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Full-service Restaurant (FSR)

      2. 5.2.2 Quick service Restaurant

      3. 5.2.3 Fast Food

      4. 5.2.4 Cafe and Bar

      5. 5.2.5 100% Home Delivery Restaurant


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Yum! Brands

      2. 6.4.2 Burger King

      3. 6.4.3 McDonalds

      4. 6.4.4 Starbucks Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Dominos Pizza

      6. 6.4.6 Papa John's International Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Inner Mongolia Xiao Wei Yang Chained Food Service Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 China Quanjude (Group) Co. Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Doctor Associates Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Foodservice Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The China Foodservice Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.3% over the next 5 years.

Yum! Brands, Starbucks Corporation, McDonald’s, Restaurant Brands International, Bain Capital are the major companies operating in China Foodservice Market.

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