- Company Name: McDonald’s
- Market Share: 12.7 percent
- Average Price: $2 for a large size
McDonald’s has the largest share of the U.S. fast food market — 12.7 percent. The company with the second-largest market share — Yum! Brands, which operates KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell — has a significantly smaller share of 9.7 percent. Since 2004, McDonald’s has delivered an annual growth rate of 5 percent, according to CNN Money, and in 2010, revenue exceeded $24 billion. According to the company’s 2007 annual report, classic menu items such as french fries account for more than 75 percent of its global sales. It also notes that this percentage is growing. When not ordered as part of a meal, a large order of the famous french fries costs around $2.
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